Crew Member Listing: Samir Choksy
|Available for Prep?||Yes|
|Available for Return?||No|
|ISAF Classification||Category 1|
I’ve been sailing for roughly 10 years casually, but over the course of a few years in Southern California and again through 2016-2017, have been taking competitive sailing seriously.
My first exposure to sailing was dinghy sailing and racing in Southern California, where I learned how to sail Catalinas, Hobie Catamarans and Lasers and where I competed in a number of competitive Laser races through the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center. While I lived in Southern California, I also gained experience as crew aboard J/100s and Star Class boats.
Upon moving to the East Coast, I found it was more difficult to sail Lasers, but joined the crew of the J/44 Charlie V and the J/109 Sweet Caroline, racing nearly weekly throughout the 2016 and 2017 seasons in a variety of PHRF and One-Design races. Despite starting as a novice crew, we became quite competitive by the 2017 Block Island Race Week and the STC Vineyard Race, as well as the 2017 AYC Fall Series; during all of these races I was primarily a bowman, however took over duties as mainsail trimmer and tactician when necessary.
My 2016 race to Bermuda was aborted due to weather forecasts that turned out to be inaccurate, however I’d certainly love to support a competitive and good natured crew in the 2018 race. I’m available to train and help as needed.
Aside from this, sailing-specific background, I’m interested in the arts, history, and economics, and work as a quantitative researcher at a financial firm in New York City. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to land a position on a boat to Bermuda for the 2018 race.
|Profile Last Updated||October 15, 2017|
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