Travis Carlisle: Junior Program Director
When he was thirteen years old, Travis learned how to sail on a Hunter 15 and a Hobie 18 at the Surf Club in Madison, Connecticut. He then moved on to a different club, Pettipaug Yacht Club, and began sailing c420s. He sailed in multiple qualifying events for Bemis. Once he became a sophomore in high school at Daniel Hand High School, he became the B division skipper and helped bring the program to life. Travis qualified for states and qualified for team race nationals. He then went on to Old Dominion University for 2 years and sailed A division there for his whole freshman year. Sophomore year was a much more consistent year with top 5 finishes at every regatta he sailed. He then went to Rhode Island and hopped onto an 83 foot sailing yacht and sailed to the Caribbean. After 4 months on that boat Travis got a job on another sailing yacht called Wild Horses and sailed for 3 more months on that boat.He participated in the Lora Piana Super Yacht Regatta, the Bucket Regatta, and Antigua Classics. Afterwards, he moved to Oyster Bay, New York and sailed at Oakcliff Sailing Center. Travis sailed a Farr 40 in the Newport Bermuda Race, he got involved in high level Match Racing and sailing the Olympic class boats such as the 470, Nacra 17, 49er, and 49er FX. He still competes in team racing with regattas like Team Race Midwinters at Eckerd College, the Free State Team Race, Hinman, Norfolk Team Race, and the Olivia Team Race.