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.

GO USA!

About:

Date of Birth: 10-30-93
Hometown: Larchmont, NY
Lives In: Larchmont, NY
Education: Harvard University, 2016

Sailing Achievements:

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

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)