Collin Weston grew up sailing with his family on lakes in North Texas. At age 10, he began racing Optis on the junior circuit of the Texas Sailing Association. As he grew older, he raced Sunfish, Lasers, and 420s and started his own high school sailing team to get more time on the water. After high school, Collin attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he sailed on a wide variety of keelboats and dinghies and practiced in a difficult venue. Currently, Collin is entering his senior year as a Maritime System Engineer at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where he is captain of the varsity sailing team. After college, he intends to continue his education with master’s work in Naval Architecture or Yacht Design. Ultimately, Collin hopes to use the skills he learns at Oakcliff to race in the Volvo Ocean Race.