Ian Moriarty

Ian Moriarty Coach
Ian Moriarty
Coach

 

NAME: Ian Moriarty

HOMETOWN: Saint Louis, Missouri BIRTHDATE: September 16, 1991

#YRS. SAILING: 20

US SAILING #: TBD

CPR/FIRST AID CURRENT THROUGH: N/A

CERTIFICATIONS: N/A

NOTABLE SAILING EVENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS (RACING/OFFSHORE CRUISING):

-2004-2010 Lightning Junior North American Championships: 2nd in 2006, 3rd in 2009

-Lightning North American Championships 2006,2014,2015

-Lightning Youth World Championships, Salinas, Ecuador 2010

-Five time Lightning Mississippi Valley District Champion

-US Sailing Sears Cup Finals 2008

-US Sailing Youth Multihull Championship 2007

-Snipe Junior Nationals 2006

-Y-Flyer North Americans 2006-2007

-Y-Flyer Junior North Americans 2004,2005,2007

-Chicago Race to Mackinac 2014-2015

-Melges 24 Nationals 2014

-Lightning Winter Championship 2016

-J-88 Key West Race Week 2016

-J-70 Davis Island Winter Series 2016

-J-70 Midwinter Championship 2016

-J-70 Saint Petersburg NOODS 2016

-J-70 Charleston Race Week 2016

-J-80 Annapolis NOODS 2016

 

WHERE HAVE YOU SAILED:

-Lake Carlyle, Illinois

-Lake Saint Louise, Missouri

-Innsbrook, Missouri

-Chicago, Illinois (Lake Michigan)

-Nashville, Tennessee (Old Hickory)

-Lake Arkabutla, Mississippi

-San Diego, California

-Los Angeles, California

-Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Lake Michigan)

-Sheboygan, Wisconsin (Lake Michigan)

-Buffalo, Canada (Lake Erie)

-Leesylvania, Virginia (Potomac River)

-Sodus Bay, New York

-Newport, Rhode Island

-Salinas, Ecuador

-Metedeconk River, New Jersey

-Pensacola, Florida

-Saint Petersburg, Florida (Tampa Bay)

-Davis Island, Florida (Tampa Bay)

-Miami, Florida (Biscayne Bay)

-Savannah, Georgia

-Charleston, South Carolina

-Key West, Florida

-New Orleans, Louisiana (Lake Pontchartrain)  

-Annapolis, Maryland (Chesapeake Bay/Severn River)

MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE:

My most memorable sailing experience would have to be sailing with my youth Lightning team from 2007 to 2010. Bryan Burke, Caleb Leonard, and myself became best friends and excellent teammates. We struggled as a team initially but with time and practice we improved immensely.

In 2007, sailing in the Junior Lightning North American Championships out of Newport, Rhode Island we capsized twice in one race. But we persevered and finished that race as well as the regatta. We did not finish the regatta with the best standing overall, but the lessons we learned there made us better sailors.

Fast forward to 2009 again at the Junior Lightning North American Championships, this time out of Sodus Bay, New York, we sailed our butts off and competed at a much higher level. We won two races and finished third overall which qualified us to go to the Youth World Championships in Ecuador in 2010.

Specifically the most memorable experience of this time period was in Sodus Bay. We were on the final leg to the finish spinnaker up and cruising down the course to the finish. We had the lead and about half way down the leg we looked back and the second place boat was just rounding the windward mark. It was the definitive moment that we became a dominant sailing team.

WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT TEACHING SAILING:

Being a sailor has always been a huge part of who I am and by teaching others how to sail it allows me to share a skill I am truly passionate about. My hope is that for every individual I teach, I may impart some of that passion, and open up the door for sailing to be a lifetime sport for them.

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