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The URI Sailing team has a strong tradition of competitive excellence and a rich history of alumni that includes several Olympians and 26 All-Americans. The team competes in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) and sails out of the URI Sailing Center in Wakefield, RI. The sailing fleet includes 18 Vanguard Flying Juniors, Tech Dinghies, Etchells 22′s, a J-24 and several power boats.

URI Sailing Team

URI Sailing Team

Name Position Hometown Academic Major Class
Danielle Arpino Crew Southborough, MA Marine Biology Senior
Brad Carvalho Skipper Fairhaven, MA Marine Engineering Senior
Sam Cushing Skipper Essex, MA Mechanical Engineering Senior
Mackenzie Needham Skipper/Crew Shelter Island, NY PR / Business Senior
Kaitlyn Norton Skipper/Crew Chapel Hill, NC Nursing Senior
James Scanlon Skipper Warren, RI Business Senior
Matthew Sola Crew East Haddam, CT Biology Senior
Matt Wordell Skipper Fairhaven, MA Physical Education Senior
Caleb Armstrong Skipper Dartmouth, MA Industrial Engineering Junior
Courtney Bombardier Crew Kingston, MA PR / Business Junior
Matt Coughlin Skipper Cumberland, RI Mechanical Engineering Junior
Elizabeth Durgin Crew Newport, RI Biology Junior
Liz Early Crew Madison, CT Marine Affairs / French Junior
Nellie Hamilton Crew North Kingstown, RI Marine Affairs Junior
Timothy Keohan Crew Bedford, MA Business Junior
Molly Lucyk Crew Lincroft, NJ Nursing Junior
Hannah Patry Crew East Greenwich, RI Nursing Junior
Patrick Penwell Skipper St. Michaels, MD Environmental Economics Junior
Adam Piispanen Skipper/Crew Winchester, MA Ocean Engineering Junior
Ian White Skipper Duxbury, MA Economics Junior
Rachel Bryer Skipper Jamestown, RI Pharmacy Sophomore
Fiona Christie Crew Jamestown, RI Art /Elementary Education Sophomore
Marisa Decollibus Crew North Kingstown, RI Psychology Sophomore
Julia Elson Skipper East Greenwich, RI Business / Pol Science Sophomore
Emily Gaylord Crew Boston, MA Undeclared Sophomore
Matt Gibbs Crew North Kingstown, RI Biology / French Sophomore
Austin Glazier Skipper Pt. Pleasant, NJ Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Patrick Isherwood Skipper Barrington, RI Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Sarah Leonard Crew Duxbury, MA Communication Disorders Sophomore
Sarah Morin Crew Cumberland, RI Elementary Ed, Art Sophomore
Cam Tougas Skipper/Crew Marion, MA Marine Affairs Sophomore
Natasha Willcox Crew Norwalk, CT Wildlife Conservation Sophomore
Zack Valerio Crew Providence, RI Ocean Engineering / Spanish Sophomore
Haley Cedarholm Crew Lee, NH Undeclared Freshman
Will Connelly Skipper South Kingstown, RI Environmental Economics Freshman
Benton Croop Skipper Rochester, NY Marine Biology Freshman
Johnny Gieseke Crew Newport, RI Undeclared Freshman
Peter Girard Skipper MA Ocean Engineering Freshman
Elliis Havelock Crew Bethel, CT Marine Affairs Freshman
Sarah Hermus Skipper Bellport, NY Public Relations Freshman
Jack Hurley Crew Ocean, NJ Mechanical Engineering Freshman
Lucy Jones Skipper Sharon, MA Civil Engineering / Chinese Freshman
Alex Lach Crew Livingston, NJ Business Freshman
Josh LeClue Skipper Stamford, CT Computer Science Freshman
Aaron Lomba Skipper CT Computer Science Freshman
Karel Mailloux-Kuz Skipper Rochester, NY Ocean Engineering Freshman
Ian Martin Skipper North Kingstown, RI Business Freshman
Kim Morecraft Skipper New Providence, NJ Finance Freshman
Sophie Podlich Skipper Annapolis, MD Sec. Education / History Freshman
Max Rohr Skipper Oakland, CA Economics Freshman
Hannah Scanlon Skipper Bristol, RI Kinesiology Freshman
Skip Whyte, Head Coach

Skip Whyte, Head Coach

Whyte has a long résumé of college coaching experience. The Wickford, R.I., resident served as the head sailing coach at Boston University twice (from 1976 until 1985, and again in 1992 until 1995), leading the team, which was slated to be dropped, to six national titles and numerous regional championships, as well as improving the co-ed and women’s team rankings to “top 10” and “top five” positions. In addition, from 1989 to 1992, Whyte served as both head sailing coach and assistant sailing master at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, directing all freshman and varsity activities as well as teaching physical education classes each semester to 120 novice sailors.

Whyte also spent 17 years as an Olympic sailing coach for the United States Olympic Yachting Committee. During that time, he coached the U.S. sailing teams to five Olympic medal performances, including gold in 2004. From 1975 to 1989, Whyte served as vice president and general manager of Can Am Sailcraft, Inc., a sailboard and sailboat dealership out of Cambridge, Mass. Most recently, he coached and consulted as the sole proprietor for 1st Place Sailing, working with various clients including Olympic aspirants, collegiate sailing teams, and semi-professional sport boats.

News and Schedule

Results and News

Lady Rams Move on to Finals

Yesterday the Lady Rams finished a solid 5th in the Eastern Semifinal Regatta hosted by Salve Regina and Brown in Newport, RI. After a terrific nationals training period, highlighted by two great days training with the Coast Guard team in New London and an awesome day training outside of the Harbor of Refuge in Pt….

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Lady Rams Qualify for ICSA Nationals

The Lady Rams qualified for the ICSA Nationals over the April 25-26 weekend at the Jerry Reed Trophy held at Boston College.  The level of competition was higher than ever and there were no easy places anywhere in the fleet.  Eight teams qualified and the Rams were 8th, but very few points from 6th.  It…

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Spring 2015 Schedule

Date Event
March 7-8

Thames Team Race @ Conn College in FJs

March 14-15

Icebreaker @ Conn College in FJs
Rudkin Team Race @ Roger Williams in FJs

March 21-22

St. Mary’s Women’s Interconference @ St. Mary’s in FJs and 420s
Geiger Team Race @ MIT in FFs and Fireflies
Vietor @Coast Guard in FJs and 420s
Central 1 @ Mass Maritime (Sat only)

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