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HomeBoat Grant-Keyworth-2010

Boat Grant Program

2013 Lightning Boat Grant Skipper – Tyler Keyworth
Crew - Jill Bradley, Mark Allegrini and Ryan Niland

Tyler Kenworth

Tyler grew up in Barrington, Rhode Island, and started sailing on Narragansett Bay at a young age. When he was in 5th grade his family introduced him to the high seas. His parents, Nancy and Mike Keyworth, endured six months in the Caribbean on the Choy Lee 47 with Tyler and brothers Chris and Alex.

Tyler later spent summers teaching sailing and racing 420s with the Barrington Yacht Club program. Having success at dinghies in his younger years, Tyler branched out to big boats in college, captaining the St. Mary's Offshore Sailing Team for three years. During one semester Tyler spent five months studying in the very hot and very small country of The Gambia, West Africa. After four years at St. Mary's he was given the bad news; he had enough credits to graduate.

Upon graduation, his family had another brave sailing adventure, as they took on the Newport-Bermuda race in 2008. In the fall of 2008, Tyler started a one year term with Americorps working for a Community Mediation Center in Maryland. He continues to work for the same non-profit organization in Annapolis, Maryland and recently moved in with friends in Baltimore City. He is excited about stepping into the Lightning fleet after sailing on a variety of different boats.

Jill Bradley

Jill Bradley graduated from St. Mary's in the spring of 2009. She is currently completing a fellowship organized by Public Allies and Americorps through which she works for the Board of Childcare in Baltimore.

Prior to this year, Jill has spent her summers as an instructor of Outreach Programs at the Downtown Sailing Center. She worked closely with students of the Baltimore City Public School system in order to provide them with a paid work experience, leadership training, and the skills that they would need to return to the DSC the following summer as instructors.

Jill grew up sailing in Baltimore with the North Point Sailing Association. During college she was a member of the St. Mary's Offshore Sailing Team, as well as member of the windsurfing club.

Mike Allegrini

Mark Allegrini is a native of Guilford, Connecticut, and a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Mark grew up sailing 420s in Long Island Sound and spent summers teaching sailing in Cape Cod. During college, Mark was captain of the offshore sailing team his junior and senior years and upon graduation moved to Annapolis to work at a sail loft.

Mark currently lives in Washington, DC, and works at the German Marshall Fund of the United States on economic policy.
Ryan Niland

An Annapolis native, Ryan Niland has been sailing since the age of 11 on the Magothy River.

Most recently he is coming off a successful collegiate sailing career, helping the St. Mary's Offshore Team to three consecutive years of top four finishes at nationals.

Ryan currently works for Hyde Sails.

Racing Schedule

April–September Tuesday Nights SSA


  • 17–18 Spring Series SSA
  • 5–6 No Gas Regatta SSA
  • 12–13 Dixie District Championship
    Rock Hall Yacht Club
  • 19 Summer Series SSA
  • 10 Summer Series SSA
  • 24–25 Atlantic Coast Championship
    Leesylvania State Park, Virginia
  • 31 Summer Series SSA
  • 8–14 North American Championship
    Roms River, New Jersey
  • 18–19 Fall Series SSA
  • 16–17 Frigid Digit SSA

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