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MEET COACH SCOTT

Scott Lindley is FWBC's Junior Sailing Director and we feel so fortunate to have him as a part of our team! Scott grew up sailing and teaching in San Diego Yacht Club's Junior Program. While in California he won several Junior National Championships in the Snipe Class and many Naples Sabot Regattas (the Naples Sabot is another pram, similar to the Opti). He competed in 6 US Youth Championships in Sailboards, Laser II's and Lasers- medaling twice! Scott was fortunate to have great coaches growing up like Mark Reynold's, JJ Isler and Brian Ledbetter- All Olympic Gold Medalists!

Scott also sailed collegiately for the College of Charleston on a team that won a National Championship and was never ranked lower than 5th in the country. There he sailed Lasers and 420's and earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physical Education/Sports Medicine. Scott also did an Olympic 470 campaign with Johnny Lovell who later earned the Silver Medal at the Greece Olympics in the Tornado Class. Scott and Johnny finished 11th out of 40 boats in the US Trials with only 6 months of training and received the Silver Medal in the Olympic Classes Regatta that year. Scott has continued racing in Snipes, J22's, J24's, Melges 24's, Etchells, E-Scows and PC Class boats.

Scott has been coaching youth sailors in the Optimist Class for over 20 years and has been a US National Team Coach since 2006. Currently, Scott has moved his talents to the US Optimist Development Program where he is the National Coordinator. Scott has traveled with the US Opti Teams all over the world in places like Italy, Belgium, Holland, all over England and Scotland. He has also performed youth racing and coaching clinics all over the country and the globe including places like Dubai UAE, Oman and Europe. Scott is also a Professor at Texas Christian University where he teaches sailing to college students. Scott's passion is coaching kids to sail and race sailboats!