Cecilia Wollmann took the traditional plunge in the waters of Biscayne Bay after becoming Bermuda’s youngest sailor to qualify for the Olympic Games.
Wollmann, who was racing at the World Cup in Miami, punched her ticket after completing the Gold Fleet in the women’s Laser Radial as the top sailor from North America yet to qualify for the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
It was the final act of what has been a steady performance all week in variable and challenging conditions by Wollmann, who celebrated her eighteenth birthday just a week ago.
“It was such a relief to finish and have qualified,” Wollmann said. “It’s always nice to reach a goal that you have worked really hard for.
Rio bound: Wollmann and Cristian Noe, her coach, celebrate after the final race in Miami