Andrew Mollerus grew up in Larchmont, New York, where he began sailing in Larchmont Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program. He struggled early in grade school, eventually being diagnosed with dyslexia, but he finally found his stride as he learned how to race and how to read at more or less the same time. The twin achievements fed off of each other and he went on to race Optis, 420s, and 29ers successfully over the following 10 years.
Andrew then sailed for Harvard University where he was co-captain of the Sailing Team during his sophomore and junior years. Additionally, he was named an ISCA All-American, was awarded the Francis H. Burr Prize by the Athletic Department upon graduation, and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year. After college, he studied part-time at Columbia University while training in the 49er, graduating with a Masters in Statistics.
In fall 2017, Andrew teamed up with Ian MacDiarmid in the 49er and they quickly found success on the international circuit. They won selection to the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru, finishing 4th and finished 14th at the 2020 49er World Championship in Geelong, Australia. Unfortunately, the pair fell just short of selection to the Tokyo Olympics but they are now fully focused on the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.
Hometown: Larchmont, NY
Lives In: Larchmont, NY
Education: Harvard University, 2016
1st Alexander the Great pre-Europeans Regatta (Thessaloniki, Greece), 2021
2nd 49er Asian Championships (Al Mussanah, Oman), 2021
6th 49er World Championships (Al Mussanah, Oma), 2021
7th European Championship (Thessaloniki, Greece), 2021
4th, Portugal Grand Prix, Event 1 (Vilamoura, POR), 2020
14th, 49er World Championships, (Geelong, AUS), 2020
8th, 49er, Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima (Enoshima, JPN), 2019
16th, 49er, Ready Steady Tokyo – Sailing Olympic Test Event (Enoshima, JPN), 2019
4th, 49er, Pan American Games Lima 2019 (Paracas, PER), 2019
17th, 49er, 50th Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia (Palma de Mallorca, ESP), 2019
1st, 49er North American Championships (San Francisco, CA), 2018
4th, 49er, Oakcliff Sailing Triple Crown #3 (Oyster Bay, USA), 2018
15th, 49er, Sailing World Cup Final – Santander (Santander, ESP), 2017
12th, 49er, SWC Series Round 1 – Miami (Miami, USA), 2017
12th, 49er, Sailing World Cup Final (Melbourne, AUS), 2016
16th, 49er, Kieler Woche (Kiel Schilksee, GER), 2016
Collegiate All-American (2016)