49er

Nevin Snow

49er

Nevin Snow

I first started sailing in San Diego, Calif. at the age of eight. Initially, I was nervous sailing by myself, but my coaches were patient and I learned to love it. I took every chance I had to compete across the state as I progressed through the Naples Sabots, Lasers, and CFJ fleets. When I was introduced to match racing and started competing at the high school level, I became addicted to racing and improving as a sailor. Over time, I honed my skills to the point of medaling at the Laser Radial U18 Worlds, Youth Match Race Worlds, and World University Games.

In the fall of 2013, I began my tenure at Georgetown University. There, college sailing really fueled my passion for training and perfecting the minute details. After eight seasons of hard work, I graduated in 2016 with a major in Physics, a minor in Mathematics and as a four-time All-American, two-time College Sailor of the Year, two-time Match Race Nationals Champion, and a Fleet Race National Champion.

After graduation, I started sailing the 49er as a skipper in the Spring of 2017. I instantly enjoyed the challenge of sailing the boat and the simplicity of its design. Though I spent two years in the class struggling in the bottom-half of the fleet, I was excited to team up with my current crew, Dane Wilson, in April of 2019.

Just eight months after teaming up, we blew our personal bests out of the water by finishing 13th at our first World Championship together. A few months later, we clinched the Olympics Trials win which has been an amazing experience. While we’re encouraged by our personal accomplishments, I’m extremely proud of the work our whole U.S. squad has made in the 49er with our Coach, Mark Asquith. Now, we’re focusing on working hard to make the next big jump into the places at the top!

About

I first started sailing in San Diego, Calif. at the age of eight. Initially, I was nervous sailing by myself, but my coaches were patient and I learned to love it. I took every chance I had to compete across the state as I progressed through the Naples Sabots, Lasers, and CFJ fleets. When I was introduced to match racing and started competing at the high school level, I became addicted to racing and improving as a sailor. Over time, I honed my skills to the point of medaling at the Laser Radial U18 Worlds, Youth Match Race Worlds, and World University Games.

In the fall of 2013, I began my tenure at Georgetown University. There, college sailing really fueled my passion for training and perfecting the minute details. After eight seasons of hard work, I graduated in 2016 with a major in Physics, a minor in Mathematics and as a four-time All-American, two-time College Sailor of the Year, two-time Match Race Nationals Champion, and a Fleet Race National Champion.

After graduation, I started sailing the 49er as a skipper in the Spring of 2017. I instantly enjoyed the challenge of sailing the boat and the simplicity of its design. Though I spent two years in the class struggling in the bottom-half of the fleet, I was excited to team up with my current crew, Dane Wilson, in April of 2019.

Just eight months after teaming up, we blew our personal bests out of the water by finishing 13th at our first World Championship together. A few months later, we clinched the Olympics Trials win which has been an amazing experience. While we’re encouraged by our personal accomplishments, I’m extremely proud of the work our whole U.S. squad has made in the 49er with our Coach, Mark Asquith. Now, we’re focusing on working hard to make the next big jump into the places at the top!

Date of Birth: 10-17-93
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lives In: San Diego, CA
Education: Georgetown University, 2016
Club: San Diego Yacht Club, CISA Sailing

Q&A’s

When did you start sailing? When I was 8.
Who introduced you to the sport of sailing? My parents, my Dad worked at North Sails at the time, my Mom was an All-American at Navy. Nearly all of the opportunities I have been afforded in sailing have been due to them. They are both sailors, themselves, and are extremely supportive of my brother and me.  Thanks Mom and Dad!
When you’re not sailing, what do you do? Surfing, basketball, biking, and general tinkering in the garage.
What accomplishments are you most proud of? Piecing this past year together with Dane. We had just met in April 2019 and worked so hard to mesh and race hard. To win the Olympic Trials was extremely validating for us as a team.

Schedule

Sailing Achievements

Sailing Achievements:

  • 20th, 49er, 2020 World Championships – (Geelong, Australia),  2020
  • 13th, 49er, 2019 World Championships – (Auckland, New Zealand), 2019
  • 1st, 49er, U.S. National Championship 2019 – (Miami, Fla.), 2019
  • 19th, 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami – (Miami, Fla.), 2019

Olympic Development Track

US Sailing Team Squad: 2019
US Sailing Team: 2020

About:

Date of Birth: 10-17-93
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lives In: San Diego, CA
Education: Georgetown University, 2016
Club: San Diego Yacht Club, CISA Sailing

Q&A’s:

When did you start sailing? When I was 8.
Who introduced you to the sport of sailing? My parents, my Dad worked at North Sails at the time, my Mom was an All-American at Navy. Nearly all of the opportunities I have been afforded in sailing have been due to them. They are both sailors, themselves, and are extremely supportive of my brother and me.  Thanks Mom and Dad!
When you’re not sailing, what do you do? Surfing, basketball, biking, and general tinkering in the garage.
What accomplishments are you most proud of? Piecing this past year together with Dane. We had just met in April 2019 and worked so hard to mesh and race hard. To win the Olympic Trials was extremely validating for us as a team.

Sailing Achievements:

  • 20th, 49er, 2020 World Championships – (Geelong, Australia),  2020
  • 13th, 49er, 2019 World Championships – (Auckland, New Zealand), 2019
  • 1st, 49er, U.S. National Championship 2019 – (Miami, Fla.), 2019
  • 19th, 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami – (Miami, Fla.), 2019

Olympic Development Track

US Sailing Team Squad: 2019
US Sailing Team: 2020