Fremantle Sailing Club’s Jaime Ryan and Carrie Smith qualify for Olympic Games


Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan. Picture: Bernardi Bibiloni
Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan. Picture: Bernardi Bibiloni

THE Olympic dream will become a reality for two Fremantle Sailing Club members.

470 class sailors Jaime Ryan and Carrie Smith, the 10th ranked pair in the world, have been named in the Australian sailing team to compete at this year’s Rio Olympics.

It will be a family affair for Ryan, with brother Will also selected for the Australian team.

Smith said it was a special moment for them, as both would be attending their first Olympics.

“It’s something I have dreamt about since I was a little kid receiving my first ever boat,” she said.

“Jaime and I were rivals in the youth classes which is very funny.

“We have good memories and I think that makes us stronger and bond more as a team, it made us better sailors and good friends so something to look back at now and have a laugh.”

The Olympics kick off on August 5.