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Steve Benjamin: A lifetime of sailing around the world in international competition

  • La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington, CT 06378 (map)

Join New England Science & Sailing Foundation for an evening at the La Grua Center with 2015’s Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year, Steve Benjamin. Steve has competed at the highest level in international sailing competitions and will share his experiences and life lessons from his journey. This event is open to the public with a $5 suggested donation at the door.

Steve’s Sailing Biography & Experience 
• Yale Sailing Associates (YSA) Chairman (1993-2013) 
• Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) Board of Directors (2010-present) 
• Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) Board of Directors (2012-present) 
• US Sailing delegate to the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) (2013-Present) 
• Trustee, New York Yacht Club (2016-2018) 
• National College Sailor of the Year (1978, Yale) 
• 4-Time World Champion – Fireball (1976 & 1977), 505 (1980), Etchells (2017) 
• U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist in the 470 Class as helm (1984) 
• 5 Admiral’s Cups – 1999, 1995, 1991, 1987 & 1983, 1st in Class in BRAVURA (1991) 
• Big Boat Owned – TP52 SPOOKIE 
• Atlantic National Champion 2017 
• Etchells North American Champion 2016 and 2015 
• Etchells US National Champion 2017 and 2016 
• Etchells Biscayne Bay Midwinter Series Overall Winner 
2018/2017, 2016/2017 & 2015/2016 
• Rolex US Yachtsman of the Year 2015, Runner up 2017 
• Championship of Champions winner 2017