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Age: 31

Height: 6ft 3in/1.90m

Weight: 170lbs/77kg

Languages: English and basic Spanish

Current employment: Student

Preferred positions: Navigator, bow

Also comfortable doing: Tactician, spinnaker trim, jib trim, pit, grinder

Technical skills: Shore crew, rigger, boat building/composites, PR & media, admin & logistics, electronics, hydraulics

Qualifications and certifications: IYAC

Interests: IRC/big boat racing, offshore, one design/keelboats, maxis/superyachts

Career highlights:

2nd NYYC Annual Regatta 2017

1st in class RORC trans Atlantic race

1st in class in Block Island Race 2017 and North American champion

Various podiums and wins in different IRC fleet events

How has Oakcliff helped you in my development:

Many enthusiastic and anxious sailors apply to Oakcliff as they would a college application; and the invitation to being invited to Oakcliff was at the least magical. This foundation plays a profound role in my life thus far through discovering its capacity and capabilities far exceeding the attraction of sailing almost any boat imaginable. When I was a Sapling I felt and understood the trust and responsibility Oakcliff gave all my fellow team members and with that trust we still remain team members, offshore and inshore. I'm so fortunate and happy to progress this dynamic of education of sport, safety, and going as fast as possible.

Andrew O'Donell

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