Dylan Farrell '14, along with a teammate from Harvard and a college sailor from Brown, capped a remarkable week of sailing over Thanksgiving break to finish 2nd overall at the 2017 Lightning World Championships in Salinas, Ecuador. The young American team qualified for the international competition two summers ago with its strong performance in the 2016 North American Championships held on Lake Ontario. At Worlds, fifty-six teams from twelve countries and five continents competed in nine races over the course of four days of championship sailing. The college trio opened the competition with a first place finish in Race 1 and went on to post a series of strong daily results which put them on the podium as the 2017 Runners Up. In 1st and 3rd place are older, more experienced sailors from Argentina and Puerto Rico, with the 1st place skipper in particular having won both Olympic Bronze and Pan American Gold, along with numerous championship titles over the course of his accomplished sailing career. For Dylan and his teammates, their 2017 result was an exciting debut on the World Lightning stage!
Thank you to Susan Farrell for contributing the above article.