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2018 Lightning Boat Grant Skipper – Carter Cameron
Crew - Elizabeth Pemberton and William Hundahl

Carter Cameron is from Charleston, South Carolina, and is on the College of Charleston Sailing Team. Growing up he has sailed Optis, Club 420s, Lightnings, J24s, E Scows and high school sailing. “Out of all of these, the Lightning is by far my favorite boat, particularly because of the people in the Class, the high level of competition, and the number of boats sailing. Not only is it because of those things, but also the technicality of the boat. There are few boats that can teach youth sailors rig tune, sail shape, and coordinated teamwork as well as the Lightning can. Growing up racing Lightnings has taught me most of what I know about sailing.” The Boat Grant gave Carter the opportunity to compete at a higher level by sailing with a more competitive boat and a more competitive crew.


Elizabeth Pemberton from Osterville, Massachusetts, is one of the Team Captains of the College of Charleston Dinghy Team and has been for two years. Elizabeth helped College of Charleston win the Team Race and Coed Fleet Race National Championships in 2017. Her excellent sportsmanship is constantly displayed on and off the water. Elizabeth studied Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration.


William Hundahl from Marblehead, Massachusetts, is one of the Team Captains for the College of Charleston Offshore Team. Will is an excellent sailor, having success on numerous types of boats. Will’s strong sportsmanship is displayed by his willingness to help anyone at any time and his true love for the sport of sailing. Will is pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems.


The team will be sailing with Fleet 429 based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Beginning with the Southeastern District Championship in May, they plan to sail a total of seven regattas: the James Island Yacht Club Open Regatta, the Lowcountry Regatta at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, the Hobcaw Yacht Club Open Regatta, the Charleston Yacht Club Open Regatta, the North Americans in San Diego, and the Wild Oyster Regatta.

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