Paige Railey of America has managed to conquer every aim she has set. Starting from her initial years through the good ranks of the class of Laser Radial, her accomplishments resulted in her earning both World Sailor of this year Award and also US Yachtswoman of the Year by Rolex.
Now, she is 31 years old, and still, she is trying to seek the 1 item that has so far eluded her a lot i.e. a medal in the Olympics. Craig Leweck who is the editor of Scuttlebutt checked in with Railey for an update:
You are at present in your 4th Campaign of Olympic. You lost to Anna Tunnicliffe by a very less margin for the Games in 2008, but managed to show in 2012 and also 2016, and now your motive is the 2020 Olympic games of Tokyo. How will these experiences of past prepare yourself for your ongoing campaign?
Before this, I always kept thinking about my future. The Games of Olympic was the main goal so I was actually plotting for what was in front of me, but these things placed immense pressure on me and the events which will lead to it. So every situation was similar to do or die, and mentally you keep thinking about this throughout the day.
My previous campaign in 2016 for Rio was very much distracted as a result of an accident and rehab for the same. And I lost that whole year and didn’t manage to go back into the boat, but that period has also helped me in improving my approach towards the Tokyo Olympic to be held in 2020. And it has altered all the things from me and helped me to focus on the present. And currently, I am not worried about my future but on the other hand, I am concentrating on the things that I am doing right now.