June 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baltimore MD – Charlie Singer, 19 of Lutherville MD will sail out of Baltimore Harbor Friday morning aboard Temptation-Oakcliff a 50 foot yacht racing to Newport Rhode Island, a step in his quest to become a world class professional sailor.
Singer has been selected as one of 15 athletes to train with Oakcliff Sailing, a high performance racing school dedicated to building American leaders through sailing. The unique program trains competitors to excel at the highest level under the most demanding conditions on the water, in the front office and in the boat shop.
Charlie Singer was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but actually learned to sail in the Outer Banks of North Carolina at Camp Sea Gull where he was a camper and counselor for 10 years. With 10 years invested he doubled down in high school, working many jobs in order to buy his own Laser and Vanguard 15. His racing career moved to the sailing capital of the world, Annapolis and here he heard about the Sapling program
He applied, was accepted and arrived at Oakcliff ready to grab every opportunity. In the first two weeks he reports he’s having a blast and learning a ton. After finishing his business and architecture education at Tulane University where he is going to be a sophomore, he fully intends to combine his formal education with sailing in some way or the other in his future career. The laid back and enthusiastic kid with a bit of a drawl and a twinkle in his eye is ready to lunge at any and all opportunities that walk by.
Executive Director and top American Sailor, Dawn Riley predicts, “The long term forecast shows it to be a complicated race with light airs interrupted by some possibly sever thunderstorms. We are very happy to have Charlie onboard and we know this race will give him tools to use in his very bright future.”
High School: 2012 Graduate Park School
Sister: Kim Singer Student at Bryn Mawr – also a very active sailor
Parents: Karen Singer, General Counsel for Corporate Office Properties Trust
John Singer: Attorney for FTC, Washington DC
Other Interests: Fly-fishing and working on his grandparent’s farm
Race: Annapolis-Newport Race – http://www.race.annapolisyc.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=46
Race Start Time: Friday, 12:00
Photos available upon request
Sponsor: Cassidy Turley
Oakcliff Sailing: https://www.oakcliffsailing.org
Dawn Riley: http://www.dawnriley.com
Inquiries – 415 760 7642