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Brendan Larrabee

2012 Sapling

Brendan started sailing when he was eight years old, dodging tanker traffic in Boston Harbor at Courageous Sailing Center. Seeking a little more variety he moved to Community Boating and started racing 420s and lasers. During his summers Brendan split his time between junior sailing and competitive yo-yoing. He was ranked 30th in the world and holds two world records.  Brendan was the captain of the Brookline High School sailing team and led the team to win the Massachusetts Bay League Championships. Looking for faster, more exciting boats, he started racing Viper 640s in Marblehead and was introduced big boat sailing on a J130, which started his love of distance racing during the Marblehead to Halifax Race.  Brendan continued racing big boats at St. Mary’s college on the offshore team. In order to keep keep the college boats running Brendan learned sailmaking by interning at Piranha Sails.  Brendan just graduated (congrats!) from St. Mary’s College where, in addition to sailing, he perfected his French. After Oakcliff he would like to move to France to work as a preperateur de voile on class 40s and open 60s, race the Tour de France à la voile and do shorthanded offshore racing.