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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...

As a child of Vermont, John Colburn needed summer escapes to the coast of Maine in order to satisfy his love of the water. From a young age he regularly visited his grandparents for the chance to race Sunfish with his cousins. When choosing a...

James Downer grew up sailing on the Fire Island side of Great South Bay, nearly due south of Oakcliff. Beginning in Optis and moving to 420s, James continued dinghy sailing through high school at Tabor Academy. Since then he has been looking into larger boats...

Jarett “Jake” Arcand grew up sailing in Scituate, MA. He has been sailing since he was born, his father even gave him a tour of the family’s J-30 before bringing him home from the hospital. After moving to Hawaii where he attended the University of...

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...