Class: ​2018
Height:  5'11"
Weight: 155 lbs
Hometown: Jamestown, Rhode Island
Favorite Boat: 49er                                         Nickname: Nate

Our Team

Class: ​2021
Height:  5'5"
Weight: 125 lbs
Hometown: Concord, MA
Favorite Boat: FJ                                    Nickname: Shibben

Sophie Hibben

Class: ​2018
Height:  5'11"
Weight: 140 lbs
Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine
Favorite Boat: J120                               Nickname: Sam

We are a team of college sailors from the Brown University sailing team who are thrilled to have won the J/22 Class Association youth scholarship boat for the 2016 season. After growing up sailing everything from optis to B32s in various places across the country, we are excited to be able to team up to develop our skills in a new boat. Find out more below!


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Nathan Housburg

Future Sailing Ambitions: competitive distance racing, circumnavigation
Achievements: Winning the Hap Moore Team Race, the Boston Dinghy Cup, and the President's Trophy in 2015, elected Team Commodore and most improved crew
Favorite place to sail: Lake Michigan
Favorite conditions: surfing conditions, big wind and big waves
Favorite sailor: Nick Hayes
Favorite food: Rice-white, brown, wild, fried, it doesn't really matter
Inspirations: My teammates

Quinn Andersen

Future Sailing Ambitions: College sailing All-American
Achievements: 1st - Maine State 420 Championship, Qualified for Bemis Doublehanded National Championship, Founder Yarmouth High School sailing team
Favorite place to sail: Marblehead, MA
Favorite conditions: Breeze on
Favorite sailor: Ben Ainslie​
Favorite food: Pumpkin Pie
Inspirations: My teammates

Haley Carter

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Pat Shanahan

Future Sailing Ambitions: Become a top Women's skipper
Achievements: Competed in 5 Rodes 18 National Championships, Raced C420's on East Coast, Brown Sailing Team Women's skipper
Favorite place to sail: British Virgin Islands
Favorite conditions: Breeze on
Favorite sailor: Annie Haeger
Favorite food: Pesto anything
Inspirations: Watching and learning from more experienced sailors

Future Sailing Ambitions: Olympic campaign or Volvo Ocean Race
Achievements: 1st place in age group, White Mountains Half Ironman Triathlon 2014
Favorite place to sail: Naragansett Bay, RI
Favorite conditions: Gnarly                                           Favorite sailor: Sam Davies
Favorite food: ​Spaghetti Carbonara
Inspirations: Fun and competition 

Class: ​2019
Height:  6'3"
Weight: 165 lbs
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Favorite Boat: Laser                             Nickname: Shanny

Sam Alexander

Future Sailing Ambitions: Qualify for college team race nationals as a starter
Achievements: 4th at CJ Buckley Team Race 2012 & 2013
Favorite place to sail: ​Marblehead, MA
Favorite conditions: 10-15 kts with flat water
Favorite sailor: Ken Reed
Favorite food: Sushi
Inspirations: My sister, May

Future Sailing Ambitions: College Sailor of the Year and winning an Olympic Medal
Achievements: High School Singlehanded Nationals- 1st, High School Team Race Nationals- 1st, Orange Bowl Regatta -2nd in Radial, U.S Youth Champs 3rd in Radial, Laser North Americans -6th in Radial
Favorite place to sail: Fort Lauderdale                         Favorite conditions: Windy and wavy
Favorite sailor: Tom Sligsby
Favorite food: Chicken Parm
Inspirations: My family

Class: ​2017
Height:  5'3"
Weight: 120 lbs
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Favorite Boat: B32                               Nickname: Hales

Class: ​2018
Height:  6'0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Hometown: Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA
Favorite Boat: J/70                                                 Nickname: