Charlie Lalumiere grew up sailing at Portland Yacht Club in Portland, Maine. After jealously admiring his brother and sister for sailing, Charlie started his sailing career in the Optimist dinghy at the age of 7, despite the age requirement of 8 for the Junior Program at PYC. Charlie soon joined the optimist race team and became mesmerized by racing. At the age of 14, Charlie transitioned to 420s. He enjoyed the team atmosphere of the 420 team and using the spinnaker and trapeze. Through his 420 teammates, Charlie was introduced to youth match racing. After competing in the Rose Cup, Charlie has continued to his match racing career after competing in another Rose Cup, the Governor’s Cup, and the Harken Youth International Regatta in Auckland, New Zealand.
Charlie is a rising sophomore at Dartmouth College where he is a member of Dartmouth’s sailing team and Economics major. Charlie hopes that his time at Oakcliff will further his match racing skills, so he can help form a strong match racing team for his college. Charlie is also looking forward to sailing 49ers and other high performance vessels at Oakcliff. Update 2015 – Charlie is currently doing a summer semester and at the same time planning on competing in the next Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.