Pete Ross

Hi, my name is Pete Ross. I am currently 19 years old and I just completed my first year of college, where I studied abroad in London for my first semester and attended Hamilton College for the second. At Hamilton, I am a member of the Cross Country team in the Fall, and the Track team in the Winter and Spring. I have been sailing both Optis and 420s for around 11 years. My favorite sailing memory came at the 2011 Junior Olympics in Hingham, where Matt Personeni and I were in first rounding the windward mark after the first three races, just two weeks after we had started sailing 420s. Since we were in green fleet, we were unable to use a spinnaker downwind and were subsequently passed, but it was unbelievable to be leading a field of 70 boats in our first 420 regatta and we ended up winning the regatta with 9 point in 9 races. I am so excited to return to HYC and to meet all of the junior sailors!