ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Marinalife, a
leading travel magazine that celebrates the boating lifestyle, has
announced its plan to support Nikole 'Nikki' Barnes and
Lara Dallman-Weiss on the U.S.
Sailing Team in the 2021 Summer Olympics.
As a 2017 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard
Academy, Nikki Barnes
currently serves in the Coast Guard assigned to Miami. Barnes is the first active-duty officer
in the history of the Coast Guard to receive the Support Allowance
Billet with permissive orders to train full-time for the Olympics.
Lara Dallman-Weiss began her
competitive sailing career at Eckerd
College, where she was team captain and won third place in
the Women's Nationals. Dallman-Weiss competed for five years in the
professional sailing circuit on various teams until she and Barnes
became a duo.
Barnes and Dallman-Weiss have qualified to represent the
U.S.A. in the Women's 470 at the
Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Their qualification came at the 2021 470 World Championships held
in Vilamoura, Portugal. The team
placed seventh in the world, qualifying them to represent America
in the 2021 games.
"We are so excited for the opportunity to support these two
amazing women in the Summer Olympics," says Dan Cowens, CEO of Marinalife Magazine. "Both
athletes have an incredible story and background. It will be an
honor to cover their journey as well as help them raise money to
defray some of their expenses."
With less than 100 days to go, Barnes and Dallman-Weiss are
training for the summer games set to open in late July. Marinalife
is working closely with the two athletes and plans to share their
journey. "We are grateful to Marinalife for taking the time to get
to know our team and help sponsor us in this final push to the
games," says Barnes, skipper, Team U.S.A. Women's 470.
Marinalife has pledged to not only share Barnes and
Dallman-Weiss's story but help them solicit donations for their
Olympic expenses. One of the most significant costs will be
shipping and storing the boat, and as a leader in the boating
industry, Marinalife is proud to help raise money toward that
If you would like to follow Nikki
Barnes and Lara
Dallman-Weiss's story, Marinalife is running a three-part
digital series on these remarkable athletes. Marinalife will also
have a donation portal, where all contributions go directly to
helping Barnes and Dallman-Weiss's Olympic journey. To learn more,
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Izabella Dickson, Marinalife, +1