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 11-years-old, she became the bowman on her family’s Abbott 33 and later on a Sydney 36. She has also raced in distance races such as the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race and the Ida Lewis Distance Race. At Oakcliff, she has been working on learning other positions on the boat and becoming a well-rounded sailor.
Outside sailing, Kate plays soccer and field hockey, as well as runs track. She attends La Salle Academy in Providence, RI. In the future, she plans on sailing in college and pursuing a degree in either pre-med or physical therapy. In addition to college sailing, she wants to pursue a sailing career on various high performance keelboats and participate in races such as the Newport Bermuda, Transpac, and Sydney Hobart.