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Josh Zeelander started sailing Optis at age 7. He competed in the National Opti Circuit until the age of 12 when he started crewing on C420’s. After a year of that he hopped in an i420 and managed to qualify for the Youth Championships. He...

Reilly Hearne started sailing 420s when he was 6 years old in Seattle, WA. He has continued to sail for 11 years in Vanguard 15s, Lasers, Optis, FJs, and J105s.. He skippers for Nathan Hale High School season and is working hard to incorporate sailing...

Bryce grew up on Long Island sailing on his family’s boat and developed a love of the sea. As the years progressed, Bryce began racing dinghies and then became involved in keelboat racing. Now, Bryce has moved on to high-performance dinghies such as 49ers...

Cooper started his sailing career at Pequot Yacht Club racing pixels. He then moved on to 420’s, keelboats, and even started coaching Optis. He is now the captain of his high school sailing team, which was ranked 2nd in New England, and he has been...

Michael grew up sailing Lasers and Hobie Cats on Huntington Lake, California at the age of 10. In his early thirties he became an active OneDesign racer (J24, Colgate 24, Melges 24, & J/105). Over the last three years, he has also become...

Leah was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She learned to sail in the Nyack Boat Club’s junior sailing program at the age of seven. She trained there for five years in Optis and three years in 420’s. She then got a taste of...

Harry Prager started sailing JY 15’s and Optis at his local sailing center. He sailed there for four summers before moving to Vermont where he wasn’t able to sail much, but he soon learned about the Volvo Ocean Race and now aspires to one day...

Originally born in Paris, France, Sirine moved to the United States when she was three years old. She now resides in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA and loves living close to the ocean so it was only natural that she started sailing. She began in Optis at the...

Cade Morris hails from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. He is the captain of the Rolling Hills Prep high school varsity sailing team, and has competed in national regattas, the junior Olympics and several Pacific Coast Championship series. He started sailing Optis and has slowly...

Justin Zmina is a 16 year old sailor born and raised in Southern California. He started sailing on a J/80 and a Farr 40 when he was ten but didn’t start racing till his freshman year of high school. Justin is currently a junior...