Ned is a sophomore from Evanston, IL who currently serves as the Alumni Outreach Chair of the team. He joined the team at the start of his freshman year with basically no sailing experience whatsoever, and has improved enough to be described as "competent" on multiple occasions! Ned primarily crews, but also skippers on occasion. Outside of sailing, he also plays tennis and guitar.
Charlie is a sophomore from Boston. He grew up sailing 420s recreationally on the Charles River, and now loves skippering at Princeton! Off the water, Charlie's enjoys music, basketball, and entertaining questions about his nickname. He's hoping to major in math.
Nikhil is a sophomore crew who started sailing at Princeton. Some of his favorite Princeton Sailing memories include winning the Monmouth Qualifier in fall 2019, sailing Shields at the first ever Princeton Keelboat Invitational at Oakcliff Sailing Center, and getting bullets at the Mccurdy with Charlie Cowen-Breen. Outside of sailing, Nikhil is a computer science major who studies electric guitar at the Lewis Center for the Arts, is an officer in Princeton’s largest undergraduate consulting group, and a John C. Bogle Fellow with the Pace Center who focused Fair Housing law.
Year: 2022 Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Role: Practice Captain, Crew
Isabella is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in Civil Engineering. She never sailed before coming to Princeton. After serving as the team's Secretary last year, she is excited to continue being on the officer corps as Practice Captain this year. Isabella narrowly escaped coming in last place in the team's fantasy football league, but is totally ready to dominate everyone next year. Outside of sailing, Isabella enjoys playing the piano, learning dead languages, laughing way too much at her own jokes, and spending time with her friends.
Year: 2022 Hometown: London, UK Role: Skipper, Crew
Back home, Aliya has sailed Laser Picos with the RYA for several years, and grew up using the metric system. That’s why she wasn’t surprised to find out why MAISA’s primary racing boat is called the Z420, and not the Z165.354. Aliya joined the Princeton sailing team in 2019, and outside of sailing she is involved in performing arts at Princeton, club field hockey, research into food agriculture technology, and making tiktoks. Aliya is a sophomore in the Electrical Engineering department.
Year: 2022 Hometown: Missoula, MT Role: Social Chair, Crew
Shelby is a sophomore from Missoula, Montana studying Anthropology with an emphasis on Law, Politics, and Economics and a certificate in Linguistics. She joined the sailing team her freshman year having never sailed before and has enjoyed the opportunity to crew some races in several regattas including the regattas at OCC and Yale last spring and the Washington College Qualifier this fall. She is looking forward to sailing more this spring and supporting the team through her role as social chair! Off the water, Shelby serves as the President of the Student Advisory Board to the Princeton Art Museum and as a general board member of the Student Health Advisory Board. She also loves hiking and traveling and is captain of the Princeton Ski Team.
Katie is a sophomore from New York City who recently finished her term as Social Chair of the team. At Princeton, she is planning on majoring in Economics with a certificate in French. She began sailing when she was eight years old, learning to sail sunfish and 420s at Camp Seafarer in North Carolina, and joined the Princeton Sailing team freshman year. Known for her dedication to attending practices, Katie is looking forward to an intense season of practices, team workouts and regattas this coming Spring.
Connor Larson is a sophomore from Greenwich, CT. He grew up racing Lasers and 420s for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto. On campus, he's studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering and is involved with the Ski Team and the International Relations Council. Also enjoys kitesurfing, hiking, and watching baseball. Connor is looking forward to another season of good times on and off the water!
Year: 2022 Hometown: NYC, NY Role: Treasurer, Skipper
Will is a sophomore history major from New York City. He was fleet captain as a freshman, before serving his current position as Treasurer for the team. He grew up sailing, as a skipper, on Long Island at the Southold Yacht Club.
Year: 2022 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Role: Commodore, Skipper
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Connor grew up sailing in Chester, Nova Scotia before sailing year-round on the Long Island Sound for LISOT. Connor won the 2015 US Youth Team Racing National Championship, and sailed 420s and J70s competitively up until his arrival on campus. At Princeton, he has sailed as A-Skipper for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 campaigns, winning A-division on four occasions. Besides sailing, Connor is the President of the Princeton Jungle Fan Group, and plans on studying in the Woodrow Wilson School.
Year: 2022 Hometown: Rye, NY Role: Gear Chair, Crew
Oliver is a Sophomore who recently finished his term as Social Chair of the Sailing team. At Princeton, he is majoring in art history with a certificate in finance. He began sailing when he was six years old, learning to sailing Optis and 420s at Camp Seagull in North Carolina, and spending his later summers racing at American Yacht Club. In high school, he took a hiatus from sailing to pursue crew, before being lured back to sailing at Princeton by the rigorous practice schedule and wholesome vibes. Now Gear Chair, Oliver is looking forward to bringing his love of all things Patagonia to the team.
Benny is a sophomore from Larchmont, NY. This is his first year on the team but he grew up sailing optis on the Long Island Sound and is happy to now be revisiting this childhood passion. Outside of sailing, he is tentatively planning of studying physics, he plays saxophone in Princeton's jazz ensembles, and is an active member of the Princeton chess team. Benny looks forward to sailing as much as he can, and becoming more involved with the team over the next few years on campus.
Jorge is a Sophomore from Miami. He had some experience sailing recreationally, but had not sailed college dinghies until Princeton. He learned how to crew as a Freshman, and has crewed in A-fleet at several regattas this year including the Luce Trophy and the War Memorial Regatta. Jorge is a Computer Science major with interests in Chinese Language and Culture and Graphic Design. He's also the team's Tech Chair and made the entirety of this website!
Calif is a freshman from San Leandro, California. She has never sailed before college but enjoys being out on the water, even after a traumatic practice of capsizing three times. Aside from sailing, Calif enjoys dancing for Six14 and working for the Forbes cafe. She is a prospective WWS major with an environmental focus.
Nelson is a first-year from Long Island, New York. His first time sailing was on Lake Carnegie during his first semester at Princeton. He has a habit of losing bailers. At the time of writing this bio, Nelson has yet to capsize. He plans to concentrate in Molecular Biology as a premed here at Princeton.
Year: 2023 Hometown: Oxford, UK Role: Social Chair, Crew
Ollie is a freshman from the UK. He grew up day sailing around the Camel Estuary and is enjoying the transition to competitive sailing at Princeton. He currently serves as social chair for the team. Besides sailing, Ollie enjoys traveling, soccer, and volunteering. He is a prospective major in the Slavic Languages and Literature department.
Alex is a freshman from Colorado. He is studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with interests in Computer Science. Never sailing competitively before college, he joined the team his freshman fall and spent the semester building his skills. He has enjoyed learning to skipper and making new friends on the team. Outside of sailing, Alex is on the ski team and serves as Vice President of the Princeton HighSteppers. He also loves traveling and eating food.
Cristina is a freshman from Princeton, NJ. She began sailing in the fall as a crew with almost no experience, but she's very is excited to learn and improve on the water! Off the water, she enjoys spending time with her friends, eating good meals, and traveling. Cristina is a prospective CEE major.
Myles McKnight is a freshman from Asheville, NC. He joined Princeton Sailing in fall of his freshman year with no prior sailing experience. Outside of sailing, Myles is a violinist in the Princeton University Orchestra and enjoys sleeping through classes. He plans on concentrating in Politics or History.
Ken is a freshman from Homewood, IL. He picked up sailing in his freshman fall and has since tried to improve as much as he can as a crew. A prospective MAE major, Ken spends a lot of time outside of practice studying, but enjoys taking breaks to get on the water. He also plays jazz saxophone and hopes to join one of the university ensembles in the years to come.
Robert is a freshman from Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He comes from a family of Long Island sailors, but before coming to Princeton, he hadn't sailed competitively since he capsized three times in one day sailing Opti's when he was 10. In his free time, he likes to swim, go to the beach, fish, and play chess. He is majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering here at Princeton.
Year: 2023 Hometown: Chicago, IL Role: Fleet Captain, Skipper
Liliana is a freshman from Chicago, IL and is currently the Fleet Captain of the sailing team. She has been sailing for 6 years and was the captain of her high school's team. She coached sailing during summers for Chicago Yacht Club. She primarily skippers but has experience crewing as well.
Maxwell joined the team in September of his freshman year. He started sailing competitively in Optimists at age 11 and started racing in C420's when he was 12. Maxwell currently sails out of Point O' Woods Yacht Club. He has also competed in the Larchmont Yacht Club Interclub fleet and was on the Oakcliff Sailing 470 team.