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  Rikin Shah - Commodore   An avid adventurer, Rikin started sailing with the UT Sailing club as a means to bolster his tinder profile. A year later, he found love in spending his nights and weekends sailing and competing on the J/24 Circuit. He has also, surprisingly, is an ASA certified instructor and obtained his Texas NASBLA license.

Rikin Shah - Commodore

An avid adventurer, Rikin started sailing with the UT Sailing club as a means to bolster his tinder profile. A year later, he found love in spending his nights and weekends sailing and competing on the J/24 Circuit. He has also, surprisingly, is an ASA certified instructor and obtained his Texas NASBLA license.

  Brandon Furey - Vice Commodore   As the club’s J/24 fleet captain, Brandon brings over four years of experience crewing and skippering. He is a certified US Sailing Level 1 Instructor, NASBLA licensed boater, and registered skipper on the Texas District 14 J/24 circuit.

Brandon Furey - Vice Commodore

As the club’s J/24 fleet captain, Brandon brings over four years of experience crewing and skippering. He is a certified US Sailing Level 1 Instructor, NASBLA licensed boater, and registered skipper on the Texas District 14 J/24 circuit.

  Dewey Melton - Quartermaster   Dewey started his sailing career here with UTSC. When he's not out on the water, he can be found fixing up the club boats or building wings with UT's Design Build Fly team

Dewey Melton - Quartermaster

Dewey started his sailing career here with UTSC. When he's not out on the water, he can be found fixing up the club boats or building wings with UT's Design Build Fly team

 
  Emily Whiteside - Treasurer   A lover of the outdoors and all things nature, Emily took up sailing on a whim and has never looked back.

Emily Whiteside - Treasurer

A lover of the outdoors and all things nature, Emily took up sailing on a whim and has never looked back.

  Izzy Fanucci - Adventure Coordinator   Izzy has always been the outdoorsy girl who kayaked and backcountry camped, and she fell in love with sailing when she joined UTSC in hopes of exploring the outdoor gems of Austin.

Izzy Fanucci - Adventure Coordinator

Izzy has always been the outdoorsy girl who kayaked and backcountry camped, and she fell in love with sailing when she joined UTSC in hopes of exploring the outdoor gems of Austin.

  Yibin Shao - Outdoor Officer   Ben started sail freshman year with no experience. He is a faithful outdoors person. He loves hiking, backpacking, kayaking, camping and anything outdoors. He plans to explore all the states and national parks around Texas before he graduates.

Yibin Shao - Outdoor Officer

Ben started sail freshman year with no experience. He is a faithful outdoors person. He loves hiking, backpacking, kayaking, camping and anything outdoors. He plans to explore all the states and national parks around Texas before he graduates.

  Jansen Derr - Social Officer    

Jansen Derr - Social Officer

 

  Anna Norman - Technology Officer    Anna has been in and around boats from a young age. She joined UTSC to improve her sailing skills, and came to love the adventure and community that she found here.

Anna Norman - Technology Officer

Anna has been in and around boats from a young age. She joined UTSC to improve her sailing skills, and came to love the adventure and community that she found here.

  Kiara Riggenberg - Social Officer   A lover of all adventures and boats, Kiara joined the sailing club to learn how to sail and meet lifelong adventure buddies.  

Kiara Riggenberg - Social Officer

A lover of all adventures and boats, Kiara joined the sailing club to learn how to sail and meet lifelong adventure buddies. 

 

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