Lightning crew in DC
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Akst, Glennglenn.akst@gmail.com703.772.7471Cruised and raced on various sailboats growing up in Stonington, CT area, including: J-Boats (mostly J24 and J30), Highlander, etc. Enjoy foredeck but can handle any position. I'm 5'10" and 190 pounds. Live in Arlington, VA so only 15 minutes away. Give a call if you need experienced crew.Summer 2012
Astrove, Bill7603When in town, crews with DadSpring 2016
Bartlett, Cliffcliff.bartlett@gmail.com301-613-9457Experienced life-long sailor; some racing on dinghys and larger boats. Interested in becoming a regular Lightning racer, first as crew and potentially buying own boat.Spring 2016
Bennett, Robert(202) 431-2396Experienced Laser and V15 skipper. Good experience on a Lightning in both middle and foredeck. Call him!Spring 2015
Bleakly, Cathycbleakly@verizon.net703-625-3623, 703-988-9154Experienced Lighting crew, but not currently crewing; still volunteering to help with fleet events.Spring 2014
Blekicki, Toddblekicki@aol.com14221Has sailed with Lindsay Bach regularly over the past few seasonsSpring 2013
Bradford, Scott Excellent foredeck. Sailed many years with Nabeel. Not regularly available though (2 young kids).Spring 2012
Bubet, Kimkimbubet@comcast.net908-255-0035ScotSCOW member since the spring of 2013-familiar with Flying Scots. Introduced to the Lightning class this year.Lane
Beverstock, Daviddmbeverst@gmail.com804-300-641214318Sail primarily with Jeff Witten on "Mighty Moose". Can crew or R/C when Jeff isn't sailing. Introduced to Lightning 2017 Fall Series. Messed around in Sunfish, various camoes, kayaks, rowboats, ski-boats. I've sailed double handed most of the time. Don't always read my Gmail promptly. If want to converse call/txt.Fall 2018
Williams, Lizliz.m.williams@gmail.com240-498-973515259Fall 2017
Boesenecker, Aaron apb99@mac.com202-302-7013 (c)14592Sailed primarily with Rick Welch (14553) 2002-2015; bought own boat 2015 (14592)Fall 2016
Brunino, Piercarlo pbrunino@yahoo.com202-460-072014553Crews regularly for Aaron (14592); sometimes availalbe when Aaron is not aroundFall 2016
Burns, O'Shannonoshannon.burns@gmail.com202-258-9842Has been sailing since childhood. Raced FJ's and 420's in college. Has sailed with the Pentagon Sailing Club for 2 years since moving to DC and has been racing Catalina 22's at the Tuesday night DISC series. Interested in learning about Lightnings and crewing more regularly with the same people. Lives and works in Washington, DC.Fall 2011
Calvin, Catherinecatherine_calvin@hotmail.com703-568-3163c14037Voted Most Improved crew 2007 (former crew for David Thompson). Limited availability fall 2011.
Fall 2011
de Leo, Stefanosdeleo@gmail.com15142Regular crew for Nabeel Alsalam; moving to NYC October 2014Fall 2011
Drobenare, Neal
nealdrob@gmail.comNew interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to LightningsFall 2011
Esson, Lindsaylindsayesson@gmail.com517-455-5834Lightning/NewNwe sailor from MI, 2 years of lightning racing, previously sailed lightnings, sunfish and lasers. Prefers front or middle Fall 2011
Fastow, William
wjfastow@physicianmanagement.comNew interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to LightningsFall 2011
Frank, Kimberlykbfrank70@gmail.com202-297-5051lightningExperienced crew; raced with Jamie and Susie Brickell for several years in various Lighning regattas on the east coast as well as the NAs. Looking to crew starting in Spring 2013, but am available for one day only of two-day regatta. Fall 2011
Gallagher, Maryannmaryanngallagher99@gmail.com703-560-6863h, 703-599-0152c14566Experienced crew.Fall 2011
Gentile, Mackmgentile@folders.com540-477-2399 h 800-296-4321 wExperoenced crew, 5'8", Fulla Bulla, cooperativeFall 2011
Gentile, Roserosespersonalemail@gmail.com703-549-1932w, 703-401-7857cCrews for Jeff Storck a regular basis. Has also crewed for Rick Welch. Very experienced. Call her!Fall 2011
Goggins, Treytrey.goggins@gmail.com804-814-7676Started crewing Fall 2011 after moving to DC; has sailed with Frank; very enthusiastic and capable!Fall 2011
Gotthardt, Bobbobgotthardt77@gmail.com240-351-08881462729 yrs. racing experience including Lightning, Laser, Capri 30, J-29, Tripp 26, S2 7.9, plus offshore sailing. Reliable, competitive, and easy to get along with.Fall 2011
Grefe, Karen
kgrefe@gmail.com631-764-4161Fall 2011
Guynn, Robertrlguynn@gmail.com571-212-1836Fall 2011
Harrington, Jessjesharr@yahoo.comNew to Lightnings; has sailed with Jeff and Aaron/Rick on foredeckFall 2011
Heida, Bruceseeadler42@gmail.com240 543-338715256Regular crew & co-skipper with Jeff Stork.Fall 2011
Houtman, Carriecehoutman@dow.com989-600-0527lightning10 years crewing and helming lightnings, including a win at the helm at the Nashville Bluenose, a fourth place in the Michigan Districts (Fleet 216- Bay City, Michigan), and consecutive Third Place finishes in the fleet. Moving to DC area next week and would like to find fun boat to crew. Can crew middle or forward.Fall 2011
Humphrey, Suzansuz_humphrey@yahoo.comOften sails middle with Red Fehrle but available to other skippers. Deaf sailor but has been very effective sailing with Red.Fall 2011
Huzway, Craighuzwaycj@si.edu301-681-2824h; 202-633-6664w15142Regular crew for Nabeel Alsalam; on "leave of absence" for RC Boat racing during Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, ??Fall 2011
Karcic,  703-455-5819h, 703-599-3928cRegular crew for Frank Gallagher. Has owned 2 Lightnings (#6351 and #12962) for about 20 years.  Sailed both boats in the lower Potomac.Fall 2011
Kirby, Dougdkirby@designtecheng.com540-338-1870Colin's dad. Sails with Red from time to time. Call him!Fall 2011
Kissock, Laura
laurakissock@gmail.comNew interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to LightningsFall 2011
Konkel, Courtneycmkonkel@uwmalumni.com414-254-0889New to club: any!Experienced crew member. Has sailed for over 15 years mainly on Lake Michigan. Recently moved to DC are. Sailed on both smaller boats and bigger recreational yachts.Fall 2011
Kugler, Lisbetlisbet.kugler@gmail.com202-494-6998c;14553Sailing with Rick Welch in the Spring of 2012Fall 2011
Kuzon,; fiddlelin@yahoo.com610-246-6921 cell/text
866-532-5777 voicemail
New to your club: any!Lives i Philly area; will crew while in this area. Lot of experience in crewing on Lightnings.Fall 2011
Kuzon, Brianbriankuzon@gmail.com716-523-746414566From Buffalo, NY where he built and raced Lightnings with the Allens through high school and college.  Has a "ton" of experience on Lightnings, j22s, Beneteau 36.7s.  Sails with Frank  Fall 2011
Lake, Lauralplake@gmail.com15195Usually available on Sundays, has sailed in the Lightning fleet since 2005, was a college sailor at William and Mary; sailing semi-regularly with Pat McGee3-21- 2012
Chris Bateman Batemanchris3@gmail.com443-865-1883Optimist, Pearson 26New interest sailor from MD;Lives in Alexandria; some sailing experience; new to Lightnings2/22/2019
Alli Gutenkunstagutenku@gmail.com262-370-0492Lightning, J80, J70, Melges ScowsMoved to the area in October. I grew up racing in SE Wisconsin and spent the last two years sailing lightnings on Carlyle Lake, IL. I'm currently committed to a J80 most Thursday nights but am free the rest of the week! Ideally, I'd like to trim the spinniker but am comfortable on the bow as well. 1/23/2019
Bryan, J80, J70, Melges 24Recently moved out east to Baltimore (willing to drive to race actively, weekends prefered). I grew up racing Lightnings at Carlyle Lake with the likes of Matt Burridge, Dan Moriarty, and Tobi Moriarty. Have sailed well over 19 years and have sailed on a broad array of boats over the years.1/7/2018
Merah, Adamadammerah@gmail.com832-294-8342New to crew. Sailed for a few years primarily on Beneteau (42, 47). Have not crewed for races before. Young, strong, available. Live in North Old Town, Alexandria, VA. Willing to travel around the area for races.5/16/2016
Lopez, Kristenklopez5279@aol.com302-981-5824Experienced foredeck. Former collegiate skipper for U of Delaware. Limited availability fall 2011.9/2/2015
Mach, Beckybeckym1976@yahoo.comSails regularly with Jeff Storck.3/11/2015
Maher, Paul301-753-8442h; 3017177462w15195Usually crews for Pat McGee when in town; returning to the DC area in Fall 201110/13/2014
Martschink, Tree
treemartschink@gmail.comNew interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to Lightnings5/21/2014
Moedinger, Harryhem_iv@hotmail.com407-739-8808Started racing in 30' cruisers at Solomons in the frostbite races last fall.  I've also raced Albacores and Buccaneers, and I've raced with Pat in his Lightning. I'm 5'8" and weight 158 lbs.5/13/2014
Patrick Tray
patrick.tray@pascalmetrics.com919-830-6058NEWHave lots of experience sailing/fixing/tuning lightnings. Good friend of Mark Buchanan. I live in DC, Glover Park.1/21/2014
Phillips, Palmer
pyphillips@yahoo.comNew interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to Lightnings8/28/2013
Ploahnick,Jackjackplosh@hotmail.com301-908-6172Varsity sailor for DC Sail High School Racing Team. Extensive experience on FJ's and 420's. Experienced on lightnings as middle or forward. Experienced with spinnakers. 11/11/2012
Rees, Peter
peter.rees@newdominion.comNew interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to Lightnings10/26/2012
Riley, Molly
New interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to Lightnings5/21/2012
Romano, Bruce
Bruce.Romano@fcc.gov202-744-7164New member of DC Sail; sailed and raced many years ago, including the local albacore fleet; new to Lightnings4/23/2012
Rukin, Alandrniq21@gmail.comHas crewed extensively for Russ Roberts and Nabeel, as well as with Ric, mostly in the middle position. Experienced crew. Call him!4/1/2012
Rutler, Michaelmichael.rutler@gmail.com201-914-0869He says: "I've raced sailboats for about 16 years. I have experience on one design boats including sunfish, lasers, bluejays, 420s, with specific emphasis in later years on lightnings. I've coached children and adults. I've also raced IODs, Shields, Farr and 40s. I grew up sailing on the Barnegat Bay atBarnegat Light Yacht Club inHarvey Cedars NJ (Long Beach Island). I've raced in Newport, Larchmont, Oyster Bay, all over NJ, Annapolis, Miami, Savannah GA, and St. Pete Yacht Club.  I'm 6'0" and 190 lbs.  We live in Arlington so only 15 minutes away!" Call him!3/6/2012
Tees, Will Wdhtees@gmail.com70398193593/6/2012
Temin, Haydenhaydenpsmith@hotmail.com202-821-2398Had sailed previously in the fleet with John Butler and others.9/27/2011
Tyree, Anne Jacobagtyree@earthlink.net804-512-9821lightningHas sailed with Ron Buchanan & Chandler Owen. Experienced crew.11/1/2010
Wiedmaier, Chrisbike2wrk@gmail.com571-436-6408New interest sailor from DC Sail; some sailing experience; new to Lightnings7/7/2010
Ryan Huttarrhuttar@gmail.com703.350.5916Available and ready to sail everyday EXCEPT any Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. I've never crewed in a sailing league (outside of camp), but I am a competent, lightning skipper. I attended Camp Sea Gull, a sailing camp in coastal North Carolina, for 12 years as both a camper and a counselor. At camp, I learned racing rules and tactics -- both in the classroom and under expert sailor instruction -- and employed those rules and tactics in a bazillion regattas, practiced and perfected dockings and manoverboards, etc., all on lightnings. I am also very familiar with Lasers, 405s, JYs, and Hobies. It's been a few years since I've sailed, so I'm a bit rusty, and I'm sure there are many gaps in my skillset, but I'm here to learn and have no doubt that I will be a useful crewmember in short order. I'm 5'10" / 150 lbs.
Williamson, Jillwilliamson.jill@gmail.com410-544-4022h, 703-380-3987cAdvanced foredeck, very enthusiastic/reliable; mostly sailing with Dan Miller on Albacores at the moment.