Varsity Offshore Sailing Team
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Offshore Team has solidified itself as one of the top programs in the country. With a rich history of success, the Offshore Team is one of a few fully funded offshore programs in college sailing. The team competes within ICSA, as well as outside, in numerous regional, national, and international events. These include the Marblehead-Halifax Race, Annapolis-Newport, and the Newport-Bermuda Race.
The program claims 2 ICSA National Championships, with countless other wins, solidifying Kings Point Offshore Team as one of the most decorated offshore college sailing teams.
In addition to being fully-back Waterfront Athletics Varsity Program, the Offshore team is supported by the United States Merchant Marine Sailing Foundation. The Foundation facilitates the donation of large offshore sailboats to the team. The Offshore program has one of the largest, newest fleets in the nation. These include; J44, J88, Sydney 38, Figaro 2, and a pair of FARR 400's.
Please fill out Recruit Questionnaire or reach out to Coach Ken directly if you have interest in becoming a part of the program.
2022 SPRING SCHEDULE
|Last Name||First Name||Class||Hometown|
|DiFILLIPPO*||George||2022||East Aurora, NY|
|NELSON*||Kyle||2022||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|BUTLER||Braydon||2023||Newport Beach, CA|
|VASELIADES||Peter||2023||Corpus Christy, TX|
|HACKETT||Seasmus||2024||Daytona Beach, FL|
|McDONALD||John||2024||Wesley Chapel, NC|
|BERTELS||Christopher||2025||Huntington Beach, CA|
|DEVOE||Samuel||2025||Havre de Grace, MD|
|RUGH||Sumner||2025||Chebeague Is. ME|
|SCHULTZ||Jacob||2025||Traverse City, MI|
|VILLARREAL||Gabriella||2025||Fort Benning, GA|
|WILLIAMS||Andrew||2025||Fort Worth, TX|
|* TEAM CAPTAINS|
Head Offshore Coach
O: (516) 726-5772
C: (401) 835-8841
ELIZABETH SHAW O'TOOLE
Assistant Offshore Coach
O: (516) 726-6035
C: (516) 439-3044
Shaw joined Kings Point in 2022 as the Assistant Offshore Coach. Here she works alongside Head Coach, Ken Luczynski to facilitate the growth of one of the most decorated Intercollegiate Offshore programs in the country.
Shaw bring an extensive amount of professional coaching, development, management, media experience to the waterfront. Before joining Kings Point, Shaw worked as an M32 Boat Captain for the Volvo Ocean Race and held both Sailing and Race Director positions at prestigious yacht clubs across North America. Shaw also ran the training programs at Oakcliff Sailing Center, a first class offshore, match race, and high-performance training site for the United States Sailing Team and athletes looking to build a professional career in the sailing industry.
Outside of coach and managing top-tier sailing, Shaw has performed and succeeded as an athlete at the highest level. Shaw has competed around the world in match racing, Olympic classes, and both short-handed and fully crewed offshore events. These include the World Match Race Tour, Women's International Match Race Series, Newport Bermuda Race, along with many others. Her list of results include a World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship Bronze in 2015, a 3rd place finish in the grueling Class 40 2016 Multi-Stage Doublehanded Atlantic Cup, and over 40,000 nautical miles of offshore racing and deliveries around the world.
Shaw's race management experience is an exciting addition to the Kings Point Waterfront. Shaw has been a PRO of the professional M32 Racing Series, part of the on-water race management team for the 2016 America's Cup World Series event in New York City, and work for the SailGP media team. The Waterfront look to lean on this experience, as one of the top hosting sites in intercollegiate sailing.
Shaw earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from Acadia University in Canada, in 2007. She is also fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
Shaw resides in Sea Cliff, NY with her husband Chris O'Toole and daughter, Charlotte.