Adam is the current Captain of the Columbia University Sailing Team, and previously served as Treasurer. Adam lives in Florida and grew up sailing on Cape Cod. He started sailing when he was eight and sailed for the 420 Race Team at Wianno Yacht Club before joining the Columbia University Sailing Team his freshman year. Adam is studying Economics-Mathematics and enjoys cinematography and poker when not sailing.
Nicholas currently serves as Treasurer of the Columbia University Sailing Team. He was born in Manhattan and grew up in London, England. He started sailing at a young age and raced Toppers and Lasers before joining the Columbia University Sailing Team. Nicholas is studying Computer Science and is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Antonia has spent every summer she can remember on the water in all kinds of sailboats. More recently, she coached the Optimist Race Team at her local Yacht Club in Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts. She previously sailed for the Georgetown Sailing Team before transferring to Columbia. She is studying Classics and enjoys Travel Blogging, Collaging and Crossfit when not sailing.
Bailey sailed on the Fordham University Sailing Team before transferring to Columbia and continuing her passion here. She is the Secretary of Columbia Sailing.
Elizabeth currently serves as the Communications Chair of CUST. After learning to sail in Open Bics during summers as a kid, Elizabeth began sailing competitively in High School, competing in the NW division of the Interscholastic Sailing Association. In addition to competing for CUST, she has worked as the Sailing School Director of the Vancouver Lake Sailing Club in Washington state. She is studying English and Psychology and is a Resident Advisor for Barnard, a yoga enthusiast and honorary "Team Mom".
Isabel de la Torre
Isa started sailing at age 7 in Seattle before moving down to San Francisco. In SF she continued sailing, eventually moving into the racing scene. As a sophomore she joined her high school sailing team and was captain for the following two years. She still sails and races out of her home yacht club, St. Francis, and coaches over the summer at Treasure Island Sailing Center. Isa is majoring in Neuroscience and enjoys drawing, dancing, swimming and spending time with friends.
David has been sailing his whole life in Barnegat Bay. His 46 year old Sunfish has taken him out and brought him back safely just about every single time. Moving up to 420s has been an exciting and challenging experience. David looks forward to competing soon in a regatta and getting even closer with the team. David is studying Economics and Theatre and enjoys film making, reenacting, cooking and playing in a band.
Louisa studies Electrical Engineering at Columbia and has been sailing since she was young. She is the current Social Chair.
Eleanor was first exposed to sailing while at sleep away camp on the Chesapeake Bay and it quickly became her favorite activity. She later taught sailing as a counselor and started a sailing team at her high school before joining the team at Columbia. She serves as the Merchandise Chair and is a CSGV Representative. She is studying Environmental Biology and Environmental Science and enjoys hiking, composting and other granola things when not sailing.
Catalina grew up sailing on Long Island Sound with her family and began racing Optis and competing with junior sailing programs when she was 8. Five summers ago, Catalina jumpstarted her keelboat-racing career at Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay, where she was first introduced to match racing and the keelboat-racing world. Catalina has competed locally, nationally, and abroad. Catalina spent the last two summers coaching Optis at Seawanhaka Yacht Club on Long Island. Looking for a dose of the midwest, Catalina spent the summer coaching Optis at Chicago Yacht Club.
Fernand Le Fèvre
Fernand hails from Montreal, and currently studies Political Science. He grew up sailing Optis and Lasers during the summer, and later sailed competitively for the Hotchkiss School. Off the water, Fernand enjoys a good cup of coffee and reading from his copy of the collected stories of Ernest Hemingway. Fernand currently serves as Co-Captain.
Lily is the social chair of CUST. She started sailing in Optis at her home on St. Croix (USVI), and she still enjoys coaching sailing there during school breaks. She is majoring in economics with a minor in environmental science and is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. When she's not sailing she enjoys yoga and ballet.
Alyssa grew up in the Bay Area and has always been a fan of water sports. She loves going to the beach, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming and white water rafting in her free time. Sailing was the perfect way for her to get out on the water in NYC. Alyssa studies Economics-Mathematics and enjoys running through Central Park, playing tennis and watching hockey when not sailing. She also likes to go brunching, see Broadway shows and walk through art galleries on weekends.
Doga sailed Optimists for two weeks in middle school but did not continue. He was keen to continue when he arrived at Columbia because he remembered how fun it was. Now he loves sailing, especially escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Doga is studying Electrical Engineering and is also part of the Knickerbocker FSAE motorsports team and launches weather balloons with the Columbia Space Initiative. He works in a research lab designing an open-source ultrasound.
Luke sailed FJs and 420s in high school and was the captain of his high school sailing team senior year. He is studying Mechanical Engineering and enjoys meeting the locals around Morningside Heights when not sailing.
Pierre sailed during the summer since he was a child in dinghies and more recently in keelboats. He is very grateful that CUST has given him the opportunity to finally sail competitively.
Ryan is fairly new to sailing but he loves the outdoors and is keen to learn. He is studying Economics or Political Science and enjoys skiing, running, water sports, travel and film in his free time.
Mateo Navarro Goldaraz
Mateo started sailing when he was eight but drifted out of it during middle school. After graduating from high school, he thought back to the activities he had enjoyed most and soon restarted sailing. He is studying Materials Science and enjoys playing soccer whenever he can and debating almost anything. He referees intramural soccer and coaches high school seniors for debate tournaments.
Caroline has been sailing for as long as she can remember. The majority of her sailing experience occurred on her family's 21ft 1930s wooden sloop. Recently she started participating in the Northeast Harbor IOD races. She joined CUST to gain more racing experience and learn about dinghy racing as well as to get to know other sailors at CU and Barnard. She is studying Psychology and enjoys running and cycling in her free time. She is also a member of Sprout Up, a volunteer program that teaches an environmental science curriculum to elementary school students.
Growing up in a family of avid sailors in his home-country of Austria, Max got into the sport competitively early on. Following several years of competing in the Optimist, Zoom8 and Laser, he took a four year break from regattas and is now looking forward to picking up racing once again here at Columbia. As part of the Dual BA Program with Sciences Po, he has spent the last two years in France and is currently trying to understand (and adjust to) the American Way of Life.
Haley started sailing as a child as a local on Cape Cod. She learned to sail at the Namequoit Sailing Association and then sailed for her high school's varsity team. Although winning is fantastic, she also enjoys cruising around and taking in the experience of being on the water. Haley is studying Economics-Mathematics and is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. AXO's philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and Support, a subject she feels strongly about.
Louise has been sailing on keelboats since she was little with her family. She enjoys the combination of sport and nature, especially how close she gets to the water when sailing. She is studying Economics and enjoys running and listening to music in her free time.
Daniel's favorite part of sailing is the relaxation he enjoys when sailing smoothly. He is studying Art History and Operations Research in the School of General Studies. In his free time, he enjoys playing squash and musical instruments.
Michaella had not sailed before Columbia but had always wanted to learn. Prior to arriving, she mainly played tennis and skied. She wanted to learn a sport that was different to what she was used to and found sailing. She finds it especially relaxing to go out on the water and step away from campus. She enjoys tennis, hiking, running and skiing when not sailing.
Rachel sailed FJs on her high school's varsity sailing team for four years before joining the Columbia University Sailing Team. She is majoring in Physics and Philosophy and enjoys technical theatre and photography when she is not sailing.