Meet The Team

Charlie Welsh


Newport Beach, CA

Charlie grew up racing Lasers, Fjs and 29ers in Southern California. He began sailing keelboats at a young age and has loved it ever since. He brings a variety of different skills both on and off the water.  Most importantly, Charlie believes in promoting sailing for everyone. 

Tom Hickey


Weymouth, MA

Tom currently attends Webb Institute, majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and is the keelboat team captain. Tom specializes as a helmsman, strategist, and tactician. He brings the skills he has learned as a longtime coach, team manager, and engineer to the water with high level communication, crew management, and quick problem-solving skills.

Kate Shaner


Seattle, Washington

Kate is an American athlete currently training for the 2020 Summer Olympics in the 49er FX. She grew up racing Optimists and 29ers in the Pacific Northwest. Kate graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University in 2016. She currently spends over 300 days a year on the water training and racing on the international FX circuit. When not sailing, she works for the LA Metro as they transition to an emissions free bus system.

Sam Wright


Annapolis, Marlyand

As a marylander, The Chesapeake Bay is where is Sam learned to sail.  Unlike most kids, Sam was exposed to keelboats early on. Sam developed a passion for racing on a J27 sailing out of Annapolis. As Sam continues to hone his skills he is reminded and proud of his past accomplishments.

Julia Lines


Charleston, SC

Bio Coming Soon:

Chandler Hill


Houston, Texas

Chandler grew up racing Lasers on the lakes and bays of Texas. After coaching a couple of high school programs around the nation, Chandler made the transition into the yacht racing industry full-time as the Assistant Race Director at Newport Harbor YC in Southern California. When not working, Chandler has a passion for anything on the water such as surfing, teaching friends how to sail, and racing classes such as Farr40, Sydney38, and Lasers.

The next generation of America's best sailors is up and coming. Our team is a solid foundation for passionate individuals to take the next step.

Team Base:
The Next Generation:
Our Disciplines:

-Match Racing

-Offshore Sailing

-One Design Sailing

-Team Racing

To emphasize the nationalism of the team we do not have one specific base location. However, we have often seen ourselves training in Long Beach or Newport Rhode Island.