Get to Know Ryan Beveridge!
Ryan Beveridge is starting his 3rd season as a coach at J World Annapolis, having just completed his freshman year at University of Maryland College Park, where he specializes in engineering. The first in his family to sail, he started sailing in 6th grade and continued to do so every summer, sailing on both dinghy boats and keelboats alike. Ryan has experience sailing Person 27’s and Flying Scots, the latter of which has a fleet near his hometown. Currently, Ryan sails on the University of Maryland college sailing team.
What do you love about sailing?
I love that, no matter how good or prepared you are, with sailing, there’s always something new and unexpected; no matter your experience level, you can learn something new every time you go out on the water.
What is your favorite sailing memory?
When I first got into sailing (I must have been about 12 years old), a friend of mine and his family had a Flying Scot. One year, when they first splashed the boat, they invited me on a sail from Aberdeen to the Magothy River, which is something close to a 12 hour sail. The whole idea of a distance sail like that was very appealing to me. During this expedition of sorts, we had a crazy-windy upwind leg- my first experience with real high wind situations. That was really exciting.
What are 3 words that describe you?
I’d like to think the 3 words that describe me most are- Loyal, attentive, and critical.
What is your favorite food and drink?
My favorite food is steak, most definitely, and my favorite drink has got to be ginger ale. I could drink gallons of the stuff.
What is your favorite book or movie?
All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, is probably my favorite book- it’s a great war novel.
And finally, when you aren’t at J World- What are you doing?
Well, if I’m at school, I’m probably studying. Other than that, I usually hang out with friends or play video games.
Watch Ryan in action in this interview with Pam Ray about his Peer to Peer Mentoring and his receiving of the EYC scholarship: