Bora Gulari and Elena Scutt ended Tokyo 2020 Olympic campaign
Thursday, October 25, 2018 5:35 PM
For various reasons we couldn’t be at the top of our game on all fronts. Our results were improving, but not at the rate we wanted them to, and we were not enjoying the process enough to continue this fight to gold in 2020 together.
We are proud of our resilience and continuing recoveries from our serious injuries early on. However, carrying on the pursuit of gold together with anything less than our full energy, time investment, and focus is not an option.
Neither one of us is ready to announce next plans, as stepping away from this venture is not something we take lightly.
We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and supporters for their help through thick and thin. It’s hard to comprehend the community effort necessary to support a winning campaign unless you’ve done one, because there are so many aspects to success in racing a double-handed, highly technical boat. We had an incredible team around us.
To our title sponsor, Futuramic, and to All-Ways, Harken, New England Ropes, Zhik, McLube, PROtect Tapes, Ripple Foods, Avasol, and the US Sailing Team and Helly Hansen - thank you.
To St. Francis Sailing Foundation, Bayview Yacht Club, Seattle Yacht Club Foundation, the Sailing Foundation of New York, and Windmark Sailing Foundation - thank you.
To our coaches, the US Sailing Team staff, and the USOC - thank you.
To our friends and families - you’re simply the best.
It is an immense honor and a privilege to have had your support. We are overwhelmed with gratitude, humility and appreciation as we each look to the next chapter.
Helena & Bora