Paine and Yachtswoman of the Year Daniela Moroz will be honored on March 2 during a luncheon at the famed New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, when they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces.
Paine earned a bronze medal in the Finn class at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. It was the United States team’s first Olympic medal in sailing since 2008.
“It was a tough battle for me, and I feel fortunate to come up with a medal in the end,” said Paine. “I didn’t get off to the best start, but I kept my eyes open and saw an opportunity to make a gain on the right side, and it was go all the way or nothing at all, so I had to fully commit and fortunately it paid off.”
Paine, 25, grew up in San Diego learned how to sail at Southwestern Yacht Club in Point Loma.
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