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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
Garrett Connelly Skipper South Kingstown, RI Ocean Engineering Senior
Ryan Geib Crew Jamestown, RI Mathematics Senior
Samantha Hamilton Crew Pt. Pleasant, NJ Finance Senior
Ian Nannig (Captain) Crew North Kingstown, RI Kinesiology Senior
Dakota Northrup Skipper Pensacola, FL Fisheries and Aquaculture Technologies Senior
Kate Nota (Captain) Crew Jamestown, RI Business / Environmental Economics Senior
Brendan Read Skipper Middletown, RI Ocean Engineering Senior
Lauren Richards Crew Harwinton, CT Marine Biology Senior
Caroline Rocchio Crew North Kingstown, RI Chemical Engineering Senior
Sam Rush Skipper/Crew Toledo, OH Chemical Engineering Senior
Matt Schryver Skipper Barrington, RI Civil Engineering Senior
Delaney Bamford Skipper North Kingstown, RI Biology Junior
Nick Chaloux Crew Newtown, CT Ocean Engineering Junior
Lucas Dutton Crew W. Tisbury, MA Mechanical Engineering Junior
Peter Gunn Skipper Riverdale, NY Ocean Engineering Junior
Alyssa Hall Crew West Haven, CT Psychology / Elementary Education Junior
Sophie Jackson Crew Bridgewater, NJ Accounting / Spanish Junior
Ellie McClean Crew Cincinatti, OH Psychology Junior
Chris Pearson Skipper East Greenwich, RI Civil Engineering Junior
Cece Schneider Crew New Bedford, MA Ocean Engineering Junior
Caitlin Abel Crew Aberdeen, NJ Electrical Engineering Sophomore
Maguire Bennett Crew Middletown, RI Environmental Science Sophomore
Taylor Borges Crew Middletown, RI Psychology Sophomore
Kylie Castellano Skipper Center Moriches, NY Nutrition / Dietetics Sophomore
Shawn Chambers Crew Stratford, CT Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Brianna Croteau Crew Milford, MA Kinesiology Sophomore
Eddie Gary Crew Baltimore, MD Civil Engineering Sophomore
Wyle Goddard Crew Beverly, MA Chemistry of Forensics Sophomore
James Kozlowski Crew Lincoln, RI Mechanical Engineering Sophomore
Luke Ingalls Skipper Little Compton, RI Marine Affairs Sophomore
Ally Kramer Crew Beverly, MA Criminal Justice Sophomore
Christian Moffitt Skipper South Kingston, RI Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Kyle Nannig Skipper North Kingstown, RI Electrical Engineering Sophomore
Michael O'Flaherty Skipper North Kingstown, RI Business - Undecided / Spanish Sophomore
Rebecca Read Skipper Middletown, RI Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Owen Reuther Skipper Portsmouth, RI Ocean Engineering Sophomore
Sage Walters Crew Palm Harbor, FL Kinesiology Sophomore
Aaron Wood Crew Hebron, CT Mechanical Engineering Sophomore
Beth Albone Skipper Buckinghamshire, UK Pharmaceutical Sciences Freshman
Zach Champney Skipper Mystic, CT Mechanical Engineering Freshman
Parker Colantuono Skipper Portsmouth, RI Business Freshman
Mackenzie Fraser Skipper Warwick, RI Ocean Engineering / French Freshman
Megan Gimple Skipper Arlington, VA Ocean Engineering Freshman
Meghan Haviland Skipper Sharon, MA Ocean Engineering Freshman
Max Hooker Skipper Marlborough, MA Mechanical Engineering Freshman
Emilia Marino Crew Bristol, RI Ocean Engineering Freshman
Molly McMahon Skipper Middletown, RI Marine Affairs Freshman
Christian Muller Crew Islip, NY Marine Affairs Freshman
Aidan Naughton Skipper North Kingstown, RI Mechanical Engineering Freshman
Ryan Palardy Skipper/Crew Cumberland, RI Marine Affairs Freshman
Jack Scott Skipper Atlantic Highlands, NJ Business Marketing Freshman
Ryan Smart Crew Wappingers Falls, NY Mechanical Engineering Freshman
Kevin Stamp Crew North Kingstown, RI Civil Engineering Freshman
Skip Whyte, Head Coach

Skip Whyte, Head Coach

Whyte has a long record 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 2019 Schedule

Date Event
February 16-17

Southern Collegiate Offshore @ Charleston

March 2-3

Sharpe Trophy Team Race @ Brown in FJs
Hap Moore Team Race @ Coast Guard in FJs
Rhody Riveter @ Salve Regina in FJs

March 9-10

Wood Team Race @ MIT in FJs
Team Race Invite @ MIT in FJs

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