Nikki Barnes, US Sailing Team, Women’s 470 (Skipper)
“We both never give up,” says Nikki Barnes, about the determination she shares with her teammate and crew Lara Dallaman-Weiss. The U.S. Virgin Islands-born Olympic sailor started sailing at the age of six with the intention of “beating the guys she sailed against.” Nikki has competed at the highest levels of Opti, International 420s, and 470s. She’s a three-time All-American sailor and an All-American select. While she’s not training full-time, Nikki serves Sector Miami on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Lara Dallman-Weiss, US Sailing Team, Women’s 470 (Crew)
Lara Dallman-Weiss grew up sailing on White Bear Lake, MN. She is an accomplished athlete in basketball, track and cross-country and dancing Lara found her love for competitive sailing at Eckerd College. She has a multitude of sailing accomplishments on a wide range of boats including Farr 40, C&C Class 30, Etchells and others. She is on the path with Nikki to medal in Paris 2024.
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