2014 Acorns

Joseph Bello
2014 Offshore & High Performance Acorn
Joseph Bello, born and raised in Fort Walton Beach, FL, has always strived to be the best at sailing. He first experienced sailing on his parent’s Hobie 16 and 22’ sailboat. Joseph went on to compete in the 420 class Read More
Sophia Schultz
2014 Offshore & High Performance Acorn
Sophia Schultz is a 19-year-old sailor and student at New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL. She started racing at an early age on Optis, Lasers, and 420s with Sarasota Youth Sailing. In 2011, Sophia began racing F16s by crewing Read More
Kathryn Shiber
2014 High Performance & Inshore Acorn, 2015 Sapling
You can spot Kathryn Shiber (also known around Oakcliff as Kat) on the water by her black helmet, which she wears religiously while sailing due to many concussions. Kathryn was introduced to the sailing world by her aunt, and she Read More
Michael Sabourin
2014 High Performance Acorn
Michael Sabourin recently discovered his love of skiffs after joining the 29er community. He had previously sailed lasers, but skiffs became a major part of his life. The skiff community allowed Michael to travel to new destinations outside of California, Read More
Andrew Person
2014 High Performance Acorn
Andrew Person started sailing at the age of 7 in the Naples Sabots in Newport Beach, CA. He progressed through the sabot fleet and moved on to begin sailing FJs, Lasers, and 420s. Andrew realized his passion for double-handed boats Read More
Zach Malcolm
2014 High Performance Acorn
Born and raised in Imperial Beach, California, Zach Malcolm has always had a passion for the water. Growing up, Zach enjoyed surfing and spending days on the beach. At the age of 10, Zach started sailing sabots. In 2011, Zach Read More
Wells Drayton
2014 High Performance Acorn
Wells Drayton from Newport Beach, California began sailing at age 7 for Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Wells began sailing the Naples Sabot, and later on, he moved into FJs and big boat racing. At age 10, Wells began sailing 29ers. Read More
John Horton
2014 High Performance Acorn
John Horton, a resident of Newport Beach, California, started sailing in 2011. He began sailing sabots and later transitioned to lasers and FJs at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. In 2013, he was introduced to the skiff world and the 29er Read More
Ed Chimney
2014 High Performance Acorn
Ed Chimney started sailing at age 3 months. It was not until the age of 6 that Ed began racing on board a 40′ sloop. Ed spent the next 17 years crewing on One Designs, Universal, CCA, IOR, and PHRF Read More
Stuart Henry
2014 Inshore Acorn
Arizona native, Stuart Henry, grew up sailing at his summer home on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. He became enrolled in the summer programs there and began to race Optis. Stuart also began crewing on Scow boats and his father’s Melges Read More
Austin Colpaert
2014 Inshore Acorn, 2015 Sapling
Austin “AC” Colpaert grew up sailing at Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, Michigan with his family since he could walk on the deck of a boat on his own. He started racing Optis in 2003 at age 7 for the Read More
Kate Bjerregaard
2014 Inshore Acorn
Kate Bjerregaard grew up sailing on Narragansett Bay in Bristol, RI on dinghies and keelboats. She began racing Optis at a young age and transitioned to 420s. While racing 420s, Kate was able to compete at a higher level. Around Read More
Conner Harding
2014 Inshore Acorn
At age 8, Conner Harding participated in his very first sailing summer camp and hated it. “Sailing is too slow and boring,” Conner said to his parents. For the rest of the camp, Conner watched sailing from the coach boats. Read More