Luke Adams

My father, Ed Adams, first got me interested in sailing when I was 5, as my sister and I took turns crewing for him the the local JY 15 fleet. Within a couple of years I was racing optimists competitively out of Sail Newport, seeing success at both the local and national level. I qualified for the US Optimist National Team when I was 11 and spent my 12th birthday racing with the team in Denmark. After I sized out of the Optimist I spent two years racing 420’s and various keelboats with fellow Winged Victory team members Dylan Vogel and Sam Hallowell, culminating in a trip to the Youth Championships in 420’s and a 3rd and 2nd place finish at the Sears Cup. As I got bigger I transitioned to sailing Lasers, which brought me four top five finishes at national championships including Youth Champs, Cressy High School Nationals, and the Laser Open Nationals. Throughout this time I also raced competitively at my high school, helping the team achieve first place finishes at two New England Championships in 420’s and one in Lasers. My senior year I was elected captain of the team. Besides actual sailing, I have also spent time working in the sailing industry. I spent one summer working in a boat shop, one summer as part of the staff at Sail Newport, and two summers teaching and coaching Optimists. I am currently a sophomore at Brown University. Some recent college results include placing 4th in the NEISA Singlehanded Championships which will send me to nationals for the 2nd year in a row, and winning A division at the Moody Intersectional.

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