2016 Acorns

Kyle Collins
2016 Offshore Acorn
Kyle Collins, born and raised in Southern California, began racing Optis at the age of 8. With a desire to go faster, he started racing bigger boats soon after. Currently Kyle can be found racing CFJs as a senior in Read More
Sean Grealish
2016 Offshore Acorn
Sean Grealish is 17 and from Portland, Oregon. He’s raced many types of sailing vessels, ranging from lasers to J88s, in regattas spanning the country. Naturally interested in yacht design and naval architecture, Sean loves to examine the every aspect Read More
Stuart Henry
2016 Offshore Acorn
Arizona native Stuart Henry grew up racing Optis and Scow boats, during his summers on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. He later moved to California’s Central Coast and is highly successful on his high school’s sailing team, primarily racing FJs and Read More
Richard Kertatos
2016 Offshore Acorn
Richard Kertatos was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, but moved to Locust Valley, NY shortly after. After looking around for extra-curricular activities, he discovered the nearby Waterfront Center, which week-long learn to sail courses. He quickly fell in love Read More
Lec Maj
2016 Offshore Acorn
Lec grew up in Chicago and moved to north-east few years back. He has a background in Engineering and is University of Chicago alum. Lec was introduced to wind surfing by his father at early age, yet continued mostly with Read More
Nathan Olmsted
2016 Offshore Acorn
Nathan Olmsted is a 15 year old sailor from Minnetonka, Minnesota. He has previously competed in Optis, and currently competes in lasers, high-school team racing, keelboat match racing and is the skipper of a local youth E Scow team. Nathan Read More
Sirine Benali
2016 Inshore Acorn
Sirine is a 15 year old sailor from Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. She was originally born in Paris, France but moved to the United States when she was 3 years old. She has been residing in Manchester for the past 12 years Read More
Ethan Hanley
2016 Inshore Acorn
Ethan Hanley grew up in the U.S. Virgin Islands and has been on the water his whole life. He started sailing in his local summer camp’s youth program and immediately fell in love with the sport. Ethan started a brief Read More
Taylor Hasson
2016 Inshore Acorn
Taylor Hasson was born and raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and started sailing at the very young age of 7 at his local yacht club’s sailing camp. Immediately getting infected with the sailing bug, Taylor started to pursue Read More
Adrienne Johnson
2016 Inshore Acorn
Adrienne Johnson is a 16 year old who spent half of her childhood in Toledo, OH and the other half on a C&C 40 in La Salle, MI. She began racing at age 12 in Optimists, but after a summer Read More
Rider Odom
2016 Inshore Acorn
Rider Odom is a 15 year old sailor who has been sailing for the last 7 years of his life. He lives on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has been a member of the St. Croix Yacht Read More
Jackson Connell
2016 High Performance Acorn
Jackson is a 17 year old senior in high school from Wayzata, Minnesota. He sailed for 8 years with Wayzata Community Sailing Center and the Wayzata High School team sailing optis, Lasers and 420s. Recently, he has gotten more into Read More
Sofia Kirkman
2016 High Performance Acorn
Sofia is 19 and hails from Alameda, California. From there, she spent most of her youth sailing all over the San Francisco Bay Area. She began her sailing career by riding along on her father’s J105 at a very young Read More
Evan Langford
2016 High Performance Acorn
Evan Langford, from Montego, Jamaica, doesn’t know life without the ocean. When he’s at school in Connecticut he always keeps a small piece of rope in his backpack “to remember [his] love for the sea.” His first sailing experience started Read More
Adrien Lepleux
2016 High Performance Acorn
Adrien Lepleux is a 16 year old sailor from France. He moved from France to New York City in September of 2014, and started sailing at the age of 7 in La Trinité-Sur-Mer, in France. There, he sailed F16 catamarans, Read More
Noah Lyons
2016 High Performance Acorn
Noah Lyons is a 15 year old sailor from Clearwater, FL. He primarily windsurfs, sails Club 420s, and recently purchased a 49er to gain the skill sets necessary for a future Olympic campaign. He sails out of the Clearwater Community Read More
John Michel
2016 High Performance Acorn
John Michel is a 15 year old from Clearwater Florida who was introduced to high performance sailing by the F16 catamaran. He is now sailing 420s and 49ers out of Clearwater community sailing center with his skipper Noah. He is Read More
Madeleine Montagner
2016 High Performance Acorn
Madeleine is 16 and from Boston, Massachusetts. She learned to sail in Kennebunkport, Maine at the Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association (KBIA), and recently she has been sailing on the Charles River with her high school team. Madeleine learned to sail Read More
Ariel Nechemia
2016 High Performance Acorn
Ariel is an American that grew up in Beijing, China. He started sailing at the age of 15, at a Naval boarding school in Florida. He quickly became an instructor and taught other cadets how to sail 420s and Lasers. Read More
Alex Temko
2016 High Performance Acorn
Alex Temko grew up in Clearwater Florida, at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center. He started sailing at 8, and has competed both nationally and internationally in the opti class. He also trains with the US sailing development team, and recently Read More
Josh Temko
2016 High Performance Acorn
Josh Temko is 17 and from Clearwater Florida. He has been sailing the Laser full rig and c420 for the past five years out of the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, and came to Oakcliff to learn more about the high Read More
Sam Tobio
2016 High Performance Acorn
Sam is 18 years old and hails from Sarasota, Fl. His sailing background includes racing high-performance catamarans, sportboat and keelboats. More recently he has been competing in ORC, PHRF, and One-Design Grand Prix Circuits like the C&C 30, Fareast 28r, Read More
Conrad “Cort” Vandlik
2016 High Performance Acorn
Cort Vandlik (Tonka Bay, Minnesota) discovered his passion for sailing along the shores of Lake Minnetonka and competitive racing at age 11 on his Laser. Cort now competes nationally year round on the national Laser circuit and winter circuit events. Read More
Lindsey Winter
2016 High Performance Acorn
Lindsey Winter grew up in Northport, NY, a small sailing town on Long Island. From a young age she sailed with her family on their C&C 30 and learned about racing keel boats and sailing offshore. She joined the Northport Read More