Moorestown Sailing Team
All of our co-ed sailors are Moorestown High School students. To join, you must attend our high school. It is not required that you have sailing experience, that is what Tuesday and Thursday practice is for!
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Founder & Coach: Robert "Bobby" Whitley
Bobby is the Founder & Coach of the Moorestown Sailing Team, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. After sailing in the spring and fall at Corinthian Yacht Club, he decided Moorestown needed a sailing team and began working to establish the team in early 2017.
Bobby is a junior at Moorestown High school, he has been sailing for just over 10 years. He started at Riverton Yacht Club, doing weekly lessons. During the summer Bobby is an instructor at The Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. Aside from teaching he also races and even placing first overall in MAYRA. (Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association).
Bobby also is a graphic artist, one of his works is the Moorestown Sailing Team logo. In addition, he is an apprentice at a naval architectural firm, as this is a field he is interested in mastering. Bobby's goal in the next year is to be accepted into a service academy - U.S. Coast Guard or Naval Academy.
Co-founder Member: Nicholas Georgiades
Nick is a junior at Moorestown High School, he is a first time sailor. In his free time Nick is currently participating in the USNSCC Program. The United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps is an organization continues to further the image of maritime services by adhering to a standardized training program designed to Develop an interest and ability in seamanship and seagoing skills and instill virtues of good citizenship and strong moral principles in each cadet. Nick also does winter sports in which he does wrestling and is part of the Moorestown wrestling team.
Member: Ava Kratz
Ava is a sophomore at Moorestown High School.
Member: Dominick Ruccolo
Dominick is a sophomore at Moorestown High School.
Member: Dustin Young
Dustin is a sophomore at Moorestown High School.
Member: Mimi Colon-Jordan
Mimi is a junior at Moorestown High School.
Member: Sebastien Lemaire
Sebastien is a freshman at Moorestown High School.
Stand-In Skipper/Crew: Christian Whitley
Christian is a sophomore at Moorestown High School. Within the past few years he has gotten back into the sport. This past summer he sailing with his brother on a two man boat.During the spring and fall he has become a skipper at Corinthian Yacht Club.
Moorestown Sailing Team - Board of Advisors
Scott Whitley : Entrepreneur
Scott is an entrepreneur that has launched and sold companies in the travel industry. He is highly skilled at establishing successful start-ups; from conception to funding, product development, sales, marketing and operations. His current business is in back-end technology solutions in travel technology. Outside of his businesses activities he enjoys home improvement projects, cultural experiences and spending time with his wife and 3 boys.
Mark Johnson : Riverton Yacht Club
Mark recently retired after twenty-six years of service in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves. He currently flies internationally for Delta Air Lines. Mark serves on the Riverton Yacht Club Board of Directors and additional duties include head of the Finance Committee, liaison to the Moorestown High School Sailing Team, and Flying Scot Fleet Captain. He has resided in Moorestown with his wife and two children since 2001.
John Groskoph : High School Coach
John is the head coach of the Summit High School sailing team in Summit NJ and he has been with the team since its inception in 2010. When he is not coaching the team, John sails J24s and J70s. He is a past commodore of both the Avalon Yacht Club and the Mid Atlantic Yacht Racing Association. In his professional career, John has worked at Pfizer for over 25 years.
Robert Graham : Collegiate Sailing Coach
Robert, MHS 2010, is the head coach of the Princeton University sailing team. His team competes in the MAISA district and ranks as one of the top club teams. For the last 10 summers, he has been the head instructor and coach at Cooper River Yacht Club. Currently, Robert skippers a J22 at RYC. In addition to coaching sailing, Robert is a special education math teacher and a Crossfit coach.
Kristopher Powell : MHS Alumni
Kristopher Powell is a Class of 1999 graduate from Moorestown High School. He was a member of the University of Virginia Sailing Team from 1999-2003. Kris is a licensed architect and works as a Development Manager for Aegis Property Group. He has also serves as an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University's College of Architecture and the Built Environment.
Anne LaMont : MHS Advisor
Anne LaMont is the Moorestown High School advisor and liaison between the sailing team and the high school.
Amy Knapp : Legal Advisor
Amy Knapp is a corporate lawyer at a local firm, and serves as the sailing team's legal adviser.