The U.S. contingent for sailing at the 2024 Paris Olympics is almost complete, with Markus Edegran (men’s formula kite) and Noah Lyons (men’s iQFoil) securing country qualification at the Last Chance Regatta in Hyères, France on April 25, 2024. 

Both Edegran and Lyons were selected to represent the U.S. after winning their respective classes at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in January. Securing country qualification was the final step between both of them and tickets to Paris. 

By advancing to the finals in the men’s Last Chance Kite, Edegran guaranteed he would finish no lower than fourth, therefore clinching country qualification. 

Lyons hit the water knowing a medal was guaranteed. Although he led the fleet throughout the entire regatta, Lyons finished second in the men’s Last Chance iQFoil Finals and locked in his Paris berth. 

The road came to an end for Ford McCann, who finished seventh overall, which was enough to advance him to the ILCA 7 medal race, but with only 20 points on the line – it is mathematically impossible for him to achieve country qualification for Paris 2024. 

Results from the 2024 Princess Sofia Regatta held April 1-6, as well as the 2024 Narca 17 World Championships from May 7-12 will determine who will represent the U.S. for the Narca 17 class – the only class that remains to be decided for the U.S. in Paris. The team with the lowest combined series score from the two regattas will earn the spot, which will be decided between Sarah Newberry Moore and David Liebenberg, who secured a spot for the United States at the 2023 Pan American Games, or Carson Crain and Lindsay Gimple