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2013 Lightning Boat Grant Skipper – Mitch Hall
Crew - Ali Blumenthal and Ben Spector

Mitch Hall

Mitch Hall is from St. Petersburg, Florida, and is the Assistant Coach for the College of Charleston Sailing Team.

Mitch attended the University of South Florida where he helped the sailing team win the ICSA Sloop National Championship. He is looking forward to sailing on the Lightning circuit and learning from more experienced sailors.

Mitch spends the off-season coaching youth sailing at various clinics and regattas around the country and internationally.

Ali Blumenthal

Ali Blumenthal is from Bellport, New York, and is a sophomore on the nationally ranked College of Charleston Sailing Team.

She played Varsity Tennis for Bellport High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. Ali was a member of the team that placed second at the 2012 Lightning Youth Worlds in Finland last summer.

She spends her summers in New Jersey as a sailing instructor.

Ben Spector

Ben Spector is from Santa Clarita, California, and is a senior at the College of Charleston Sailing Team.

Majoring in Economics, Ben was an All-American skipper for the 2011-12 college sailing season and helped the Cougars win the ICSA Team Racing National Championship, as well as the Fowle Trophy awarded to the best ‘all-around’ college sailing team.

Ben also spends his summer as a sailing instructor and is enthusiastic to become more active in the Lightning Class.

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