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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 28 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 2016 Whitecap Turbo FJs, Tech Dinghies, an Etchell, a J-24 and several power boats.

URI Sailing Team

URI Sailing Team

Name Position Hometown Academic Major Class
Matt Gibbs Skipper North Kingstown, RI Biology Senior
Sarah Morin Crew Cumberland, RI Human Development and Family Studies / Art Senior
Will Connelly Skipper South Kingstown, RI Environmental Economics Senior
Benton Croop Skipper Rochester, NY Fisheries and Aquaculture Technologies Senior
Peter Girard Skipper Arlington, MA Ocean Engineering Senior
Ellis Havelock (Captain) Crew Bethel, CT Marine Affairs Senior
Sarah Hermus Skipper Bellport, NY Public Relations Senior
Alex Lach Crew Livingston, NJ Finance Senior
Karel Mailloux-Kuz Skipper Rochester, NY Fisheries and Aquaculture Technologies Senior
Ian Martin Skipper North Kingstown, RI Finance Senior
Ellie McGlynn Skipper New Jersey Kinesiology Senior
Kim Morecraft (Captain) Skipper New Providence, NJ Accounting Senior
Sophie Podlich Skipper Annapolis, MD Marine Affairs Senior
Hannah Scanlon Crew Warren, RI Kinesiology Senior
Garrett Connelly Skipper South Kingstown, RI Ocean Engineering Junior
Emma Dwinell Crew Little Compton, RI Creative Writing / Anthropology Junior
Ryan Geib Crew Jamestown, RI Mathematics Junior
Max Griswold Skipper/Crew Old Lyme, CT Ocean Engineering Junior
Samantha Hamilton Crew Pt. Pleasant, NJ Finance Junior
Fraser MacKechnie Crew Newport, RI Finance Junior
Ian Nannig Crew North Kingstown, RI Kinesiology Junior
Dakota Northrup Skipper Pensacola, FL Fisheries and Aquaculture Technologies Junior
Kate Nota Crew Jamestown, RI Business / Environmental Economics Junior
Brendan Read Skipper Middletown, RI Ocean Engineering Junior
Lauren Richards Crew Harwinton, CT Marine Biology Junior
Matt Schryver Skipper Barrington, RI Civil Engineering Junior
Sam Rush Skipper/Crew Toledo, OH Chemical Engineering Junior
Ryan Walker Skipper Marblehead, MA Mechanical Engineering / French Junior
Delaney Bamford Skipper North Kingstown, RI Biology Sophomore
Nick Chaloux Crew Newtown, CT Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Lucas Dutton Crew W. Tisbury, MA Mechanical Engineering Sophomore
Pasha Fesenko Skipper Providence, RI Political Science Sophomore
Peter Gunn Skipper Riverdale, NY Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Alyssa Hall Crew West Haven, CT Psychology / Sec. Ed. Sophomore
Sophie Jackson Crew Bridgewater, NJ Accounting / Spanish Sophomore
Ellie McClean Crew Cincinatti, OH Psychology Sophomore
Chris Pearson Skipper East Greenwich, RI Civil Engineering Sophomore
Caroline Rocchio Crew North Kingstown, RI Chemical Engineering Sophomore
Cece Schneider Crew New Bedford, MA Ocean Engineering Sophomore
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 Finish 4th at Women’s Nationals

Charleston continued to deliver challenging and sometimes beyond the edge conditions for the Women’s National Championships which wrapped up on May26th. The Lady Rams narrowly missed the podium, finishing 4th for the second year in a row. Rachel Bryer and Hannah Scanlon, with Kate Nota coming off the bench for one set, were 2nd in…

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Lady Rams Win National Championship Eastern Semifinals

The Lady Rams took care of business on the second day of the Eastern Semifinals at the College of Charleston and secured the win. Rachel Bryer and Hannah  Scanlon were dominant in A division with a 9 point win over 2nd place Boston University in the 9 race series. Sarah Hermus with Kate Nota and…

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Fall 2017 Schedule

Date Event
May 23-26

*ICSA Women’s National Championship @ College of Charleston in FJs and Z420s

May 30-June 2

*ICSA Coed Dinghy Championship Eastern Semifinal@ College of Charleston in FJs and Z420s

September 9-10

*Harry Anderson @ Yale in Z420s and FJs
Toni Deutsch @ MIT in FJs and Fireflies
*Pine @Coast Guard in J/70s
PBO @ Maine Maritime in 420s
Mt. Hope Bay @ Roger Williams in FJs
Lark Invite @ Tufts in Larks (cd)
FJ Invite @ Harvard in FJs (Sunday only)

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