Lara Dallman-Weiss

Lara Dallman-Weiss

Hi! I’m Lara. I learned to sail on White Bear Lake in Minnesota, where F. Scott Fitzgerald himself spent the summer! Most people who know me will agree, sailing is my life, but it was actually through other sports where I developed my strongest athletic traits. I was an avid basketball player, a runner, and a dancer.

I nearly accepted a collegiate running scholarship before changing my mind and making the decision that scared me the most: to move far from home and sail at Eckerd College, the place that changed my life completely and sent me down the Olympic sailing path. Oh and everything I do today is because of the great foundation my parents created for me growing up, probably the most important statement in this biography.

Favorite products

PLATEAU VUARNET x ASPENX

PLATEAU VUARNET x ASPENX
White - Grey / HD POLAR BLACK FLASHED
215.00€
151.00€

LEGEND 02 ORIGINALS U.S. SKI TEAM

LEGEND 02 ORIGINALS U.S. SKI TEAM
White - Blue / Skilynx
205.00€
103.00€

VINTAGE COTTON HOODIE

VINTAGE COTTON HOODIE
Black
195.00€

@ldallman

What is your favorite place on Earth? When I'm on the water! Usually surfing waves on my Olympic sailboat, out with friends for a lazy day in the sun, or helping my dad as a race officer on my home lake. Why do you do what you do? I have a very strong intuition, I've always wanted to be a professional athlete and I know when I'm training and competing I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. The mantra that drives me: Do the simple things well What accomplishment are you most proud of? Creating my own logo and brand to have something to represent everything I am as an athlete. It's my initials, LDW and my family helped me design the logo. It's so cool to see youth sailors wearing my logo and customizing shirts with their sail number and feeling empowered. What does Vuarnet represent to you? When I put on my Vuarnets, I feel confident, strong, and unique. Eyewear is essential to my performance on the water and for keeping my eyes healthy. The brand has a history in both the Olympics and America's Cup, two of my passions. And the quality of materials used along with respect for our earth and its resources is something I stand for. I'm a major fan!