Helena Scutt on Hear Her Sports

Olympic sailor Helena Scutt finishes her last robot and sets her sights on Tokyo 2020.

Helena Scutt is a Rio 2016 Olympic Sailor who competed in the 49erFX Women's High Performance Skiff. She studied engineering at Stanford University, where she was co-captain of the Varsity Sailing team. After Rio, she returned to Stanford to finish her Master's in Mechanical Engineering and now has her sights set on Olympic Gold in Tokyo 2020, this time in a different boat, Nacra 17, one of the few mixed-gender events of the Olympics. 

What is a Nacra 17? Helena describes her boat in our conversation, but briefly it's a new, very fast, Olympic, 2-person foiling catamaran.

49er FX, a women's racing skiff.
Helena Scutt and Paris Henken Rio 2016
"What is the Nacra17?", a nice intro video.
Gulari Scutt Racing
- Yachting World's, "The Foiling Phenomenon"
"How a Hydrofoil Works", A nerdy document from MIT. (A word of caution: "Tripping up at speed and keeping the boat in one piece when it touches back down have been the main concerns." from Yachting World.)
Helena Scutt and former partner, Paris Henken
Muay Thai
European Championships, Kiel, Germany, July 27 - August 4th, 2017
- Nacra 17 World Championships, Grande Motte (FRA),  September 5-10, 2017
- pea milk
- pea protein powder