Crew - Tripp Cashel & Ben Greenfield Fleet 85, ILCA Mentor Bill Healy
Dan Perkins, age 19, born and raised in Niantic, Connecticut. Dan will be a sophomore at BU studying business finance and is on the BU sailing team. Dan started sailing at age 7 growing up through the NBYC sailing program. Dan went on to sail nationally in Optis and C420 including US Sailing Youth Championships the past two years. When not campaigning his C420 you can find Dan getting a ride on a Lightning or Atlantic in NBYC weekend series. Dan has enjoyed his C420 sailing experience so far and is looking forward in starting his next stage of his sailing education in the competitive Lightening Fleet.
Tripp Cashel, age 19, will be a sophomore studying engineering at Boston University and is on the BU sailing team. He attended high school at Tabor Academy; Tripp was the captain of the '07 Team Racing National Champs. Tripp grew up sailing IODs, Bulls eyes, Optis, and 420s, at Fishers Island, in Long Island Sound.
Ben Greenfield, from Rhode Island, is currently a freshman pre-med student at Boston University and on the BU sailing team.
Although new to Lightning’s, Ben grew up sailing on Narragansett Bay competing predominantly in 420s. Since leaving Junior sailing, Ben is still an avid regular competitor in the 420 class and also in the 505 and looks to further improve himself through the Lightning Class.