Colin Smith is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida,and grew up sailing Optimists at the Lauderdale Yacht Club. Colin competed all over the world in the Optimist, winning the IODA North American Championship and placing fifth at the IODA European Championship. After the Optimist, Colin began sailing the Laser and Laser Radial. Colin won the US Sailing Youth Championships, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, and Laser North American Championships.
Upon graduating Pine Crest Preparatory School, he began attending Brown University where he is currently a senior. In 2012, Colin was named to the ICSA Academic All-American All Conference Team, was an ICSA All-American Honorable Mention, and was also named a NEISA 1st Team Skipper.
Colin plans to attend Northeastern University to get his Masters in Accountancy after graduating from Brown University.
Joining Colin on the Lightning this summer will be a mix of Fred Strammer, Lucas Adams, and Louisa Chafee. All three crew members are alumni or current students at Brown University.