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Boat Grant Program

2007 Lightning Boat Grant Skipper – Bobby Martin
Crew - Erin Kilcline, Ben Spiller

Bobby Martin

Bobby is a native of Riverton, New Jersey, and a decent of the Lippincott family. 

Lightning sailors who were at Miami might better recognize Bobby with a hula-hoop around his waist as he won the men's division of the hula-hoop contest!

Erin Kilcline

Erin is an avid dinghy sailor and is new to Lightnings but grew up sailing in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Ben Spiller

Ben grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and is a familiar face to many Lightning sailors. Ben has participated in recent North American Championships and Junior NAs.

All three will be Seniors at Boston University and compete on the BU Varsity sailing team.  They are the recipients of one of the inaugural ILCA Boat Grants and thanks to Hugh Armbruster at Nickels Boatworks will be Sailing a brand new Nickels this summer.  Look for Bobby to be fleet racing with the Riverton Fleet and look for Bobby, Erin and Ben at a number of events this summer:  CAD Districts, ACCs, Canadian Open, and North Americans.

They are very excited and grateful for the opportunity the class has given them.

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