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Brock Kraebel was born and raised in Southold, a very small town on the North Fork of Long Island. Having spent every minute of his childhood summers on Peconic Bay, Brock took naturally to sailing at age ten. He quickly moved from Sunfish to club...

Raised in Bethel, Alaska, Solomon started racing when he moved to Maine and joined the Mount Desert Island High School Sailing Team. A two time state champion Solomon is now a rising junior, sailing for the Tufts University Jumbos. At Oakcliff Solomon is looking forward...

Ervin “Swerv” McGiver Grove grew up in Knoxville, TN. He was introduced to sailing at a young age through a local yacht club’s summer sailing program. Growing up he took every opportunity to go sailing, no matter who with or what kind of boat. His...

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...

Andrew O’Donnell (OD) grew up on a horse farm in a rural upstate New York. Though he was helpful around his mother’s farm, he didn’t pursue a riding career. Instead he began racing downhill mountain bikes. At twelve years old he bought his first car...

Jonathan began his involvement in sailing at a very young age, but he didn’t do much more than cruise around in a Sunfish and experiment with trial and error self-instruction. Those early days were on the cool waters off the small town of Alexandria Bay,...

Hobie Ponting, 22, a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been sailing for over ten years, but it wasn’t until recently that he began competitive sailing. Learning to sail on catamarans and quickly moving onto big boats mixed in with college dinghy sailing...

Allison (Allie) Gray, 22 grew up in Clearwater, FL where she was always on the water. Not only on sailboats but also aboard her grandfather’s tugboat named after her great grandfather Clark Mills. Mills the designer of the Optimist Pram. Not surprisingly, she began racing...

Max Vos is an 18-year-old law student from Sydney Australia who grew up racing dinghies and yachts (Australian for Sailboats) from a very early age. He has competitively raced tp52s, Farr 40s, and other custom racers such as the R/P 63 Loki on the Australian...

Patrick Murphy grew up sailing with his family in South Eastern Connecticut’s Fishers Island Sound appropriately, aboard their Fishers Island 24. From a young age he developed an admiration for the sport and tried to sail on any and every boat he could. Wanting to...