How this Kirkland native chased her dream of sailing in 2016 Olympics

Helena Scutt and her sailing partner Paris Henken will represent the U.S. in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first year in which there will be a high performance skiff-racing event for women. (Corinne Chin / The Seattle Times)

Helena Scutt, a Kirkland native who has teamed up with Paris Henken to qualify for this summer’s Olympics in sailing, overcame a serious back injury to continue in the sport. Scutt and Henken will represent the U.S. in the 49erFX, a boat that will be making its Olympic debut.

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