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2009 Lightning Boat Grant Skipper – Ainsley Thomson
Crew -Linnhe Thomson

Ainsley Thompson

Ainsley Thomson is an active high school sailor, participating in both fall and spring series. She is also a US Sailing Level 1 sailing instructor. Through high school sailing and being an instructor, she has a list of more than a dozen experienced 420, Laser, J22 & J24 sailors that will serve as crew, some of whom have also sailed Lightnings with her. Ainsley's primary crew will be her sister Linnhe (16) who has been sailing since she was eight.

As a graduating high school senior, Ainsley’s list of quality references only seemed to be outdone by her list of potential crew. With the enthusiasm she has shown for furthering her sailing career, we can only expect that a
new crop of Lightning sailors will be coming from upstate New York!

Ainsley has an ambitious schedule of over a dozen regattas than she would like to attend. You’ll see her in the Annapolis during the spring and fall events and in Central New York in the heart of summer.

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