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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, 8 2018 Whitecap Turbo 420s, 10 RS Quests, and several power boats.

URI Sailing Team

URI Sailing Team

Name Position Hometown Academic Major Class
Will Connelly Skipper South Kingstown, RI Environmental Economics Senior
Matt Gibbs Skipper North Kingstown, RI Biology 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
Jack Hurley Crew Ocean Township, NJ Ocean Engineering Senior
Pat Isherwood Skipper Barrington, RI Ocean Engineering Senior
Alex Lach Crew Livingston, NJ Finance 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
Sarah Morin Crew Cumberland, RI Human Development and Family Studies / Art 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
Ryan Geib Crew Jamestown, RI Mathematics Junior
Samantha Hamilton Crew Pt. Pleasant, NJ 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
Sam Rush Skipper/Crew Toledo, OH Chemical Engineering Junior
Matt Schryver Skipper Barrington, RI Civil Engineering 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
Peter Gunn Skipper Riverdale, NY Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Alyssa Hall Crew West Haven, CT Psychology / Elementary Education 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
Caitlin Abel Crew Aberdeen, NJ Electrical Engineering Freshman
Maguire Bennett Crew Middletown, RI Communications Freshman
Taylor Borges Crew Middletown, RI Psychology Freshman
Kylie Castellano Skipper Center Moriches, NY Nutrition / Dietetics Freshman
Shawn Chambers Crew Stratford, CT Ocean Engineering Freshman
Eddie Gary Skipper Baltimore, MD Civil Engineering Freshman
Wyle Goddard Crew Beverly, MA Chemistry of Forensics Freshman
Luke Ingalls Skipper Little Compton, RI Business - Undecided Freshman
Ally Kramer Crew Beverly, MA Criminal Justice Freshman
Hannah Merrill Crew Saratoga Springs, NY Kinesiology Freshman
Christian Moffitt Skipper South Kingston, RI Ocean Engineering Freshman
Kyle Nannig Skipper North Kingstown, RI Electrical Engineering Freshman
Michael O'Flaherty Skipper North Kingstown, RI Business - Undecided Freshman
Rebecca Read Skipper Middletown, RI Ocean Engineering Freshman
Owen Reuther Skipper Portsmouth, RI Ocean Engineering Freshman
Sage Walters Crew Palm Harbor, FL 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

Rams Moving Forward in Early April

Over the April 7-8 weekend the Rams were transitioning from Team Racing to Fleet Racing. With 5 events, the Rams were spread far and wide in NEISA. The Lady Rams were at Yale for the Emily Wick, a major Interconference event. Everyone was there. It felt like the Nationals. Behind a terrific 2nd place performance…

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Lady Rams Back on the Podium

  After a so-so fall season, the Lady Rams opened up the Spring season with an impressive 3rd at the Navy Women’s Interconference over the March 10-11 weekend. Sarah Hermus and Kate Nota in A were a very strong 3rd behind Coast Guard and Charleston. Delany Bamford and Cece Schneider ended 8th, but only 11…

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Spring and Fall 2018 Schedule

Date Event
March 3-4, 2018

ODU Spring Women’s @ ODU in FJs
Rhody Riveters @ Salve Regina in FJs
Sharpe Team Race @ Brown
Thames Team Race @ CGA in FJs

March 10-11, 2018

Navy Spring Women’s @ Navy in FJs and Z420s
*Wood Team Race @ Harvard in FJs
Team Race Invite @ MIT
Icebreaker @ Tufts in Larks

 

March 17-18

Geiger Team Race @ MIT
Vietor Fleet Race @ CGA in FJs and Z420s

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