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Age: 27

Height: 5ft 8in/1.72m

Weight: 138lbs/63kg

Languages: English

Current employment: North Sails

Preferred positions: Jib trim, spinnaker trim

Also comfortable doing: Main trim, pit, runners, bow

Technical skills: Shore crew, boat building/composites, admin & logistics, PR & Media

Qualifications and certifications

Interests: High performance/foiling, IRC/big boat racing, one design/keelboats, match racing, maxis/superyachts

Career highlights: Shore crew for Vestas 11th Hour Racing

Production coordinator and designer at Goetz composites

2017 IRC East Coast Championship - Tripp 41 (trim) - 1st in Class;

3rd Overall

2017 NYYC Annual Regatta Around-the-Island Race - Tripp 41 (trim) - 1st Place

2016 US Women's Match Racing Championship - J/22 (main trim & tactics) - 3rd Place

2016 Atlantic Cup Inshore Series - Class 40 (pit) - 3rd Place

2014 LIS Match Racing Championship - Ideal 18 (trim & tactics) - 2nd Place

2012 LIS Match Racing Championship - Ideal 18 (trim & tactics) - 3rd Place

2011 Block Island Race - Express 37 (mast) - 2nd Place

How has Oakcliff helped you in my development:

After graduating from the University of Virginia, I was unsure of the role that competitive sailing could play in my future. Finding Oakcliff and joining the 2012 Sapling class quickly presented many different options. I learned the ins and outs of match racing from some of the world's best match racers. I gained experience with logistics, sail repair, general boat maintenance, team management, event planning, media, and - of course - high level racing. All of the skills I learned and experience I gained while at Oakcliff have proven to be strong building blocks, upon which I have continued growing into the sailor I ultimately want to be.

Madeline Gill

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