Whitney Kent (21) and her crew of Ian Walter (20), Megan McMahon (19), and Katie Hall (20) will be based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All four are students at the University of Wisconsin, where they are active members of the UW sailing team. Whitney, Ian, and Megan were part of the match racing team that placed fifth at the 2013 ICSA National Championship.
Whitney and Megan both grew up sailing in Milwaukee on mostly Lasers and keelboats, including both inshore and offshore racing. Ian grew up in Madison, learned to sail at Hoofers, and races J24s on Lake Mendota. Katie began sailing in high school on Lake Forest, where she raced 420s in the high school and junior sailing circuits. Their mentors for the summer are Bill Faude and Todd Wake, and they are looking forward to a summer packed with Lightning sailing across the country!