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2007 Lightning Boat Grant Skipper – Bob King
Crew - Bill Healy, Sarah Costich, John Boxberger,
Will Morang & Conor Healy

Bob King

Bob  is a twenty-four year old law student at Syracuse University. He was born and raised in upstate New York, about twenty miles east of Rochester. He was a three sport athlete in high school and captain of his college soccer team. He began sailing at the 60th Anniversary Lightning regatta in Skaneateles, where he crewed for his uncle, Jed Dodge.

Since then he has been a regular in the Central New York District. He has also sailed in several midwinter, national and international events in a Lightning. Last year Bob began skippering after several years of crewing. He campaigned Jim MacIntosh’s boat, Blue Jacket XI, for most of the season.

Bill Healy

Bill, age twenty, studies economics at Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He has been a member of Hobart’s sailing team for the past three years, including 2003 when Hobart claimed the collegiate national championship.

Bill traces his sailing roots to Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association and the Lightning class. He sailed his first Lightning North American Championship in 2000 at age fourteen and his first Lightning World Championship a year later, both with skipper Bob Wardwell. Bill is also a recognized ski racer, having won a state championship in high school and now anchoring Hobart’s ski team.
Sarah Costich

Sarah, age twenty, is in her third year studying landscape architecture at the State University of New York’s Colllege of Environmental Science and Forestry.  She is also a campus leader of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Sarah is a native of Rochester, but spends her summers in Sodus Point. She began sailing in Sodus at Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association, where she is now an instructor. In high school she competed as a member of the McQuaid/Mercy sailing team. She became the captain of the Syracuse University sailing team in 2006. She has become an active Lightning sailor over the past year, first crewing for Bob Wardwell, then sailing her first Southern Circuit with Bob King.

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