Simon SEXTONSkipper USA-18United States
Simon is from Cypress, Texas, United States and is a member of Sea Scout Ship Endeavour (ship 846) of the Sam Houston Area Council. He has been active in scouting for 4 years and has earned the rank of Able. He just graduated from Rosehill Christian School.
He most recently earned his Able rank in Sea Scouts, but has also been promoted to Crew Teacher on the Bark Elissa. He has won over 135 races at Sea Star Base Galveston in one summer (over 275 races both summers) in the Sonar keelboats, and placed third in Aggie Cup. He has also competed in a few Icicle Regattas (non-spinnaker class) and placed fourth in his class. In fall of 2017, he sailed a Ranger 23 in Lake Travis and raced several other small keelboats in a short circuit series regatta and placed second out of 24 boats. He raced several boats with Sea Star Base Galveston and won a few small-time regattas with their amazing crew.
He feels that he would learn a lot from racing a smaller class dinghy like the FJs, being a keelboat racer. He also loves making new friends and competition and feels that the Koch Cup will be very beneficial to him. Together, he and his brother make a good team, and they have often had the ability to outperform professionals. This being said, he believes he and his brother will give the participants of Koch Cup a run for their money!
He has been sailing for Six Years taking part in races approximately six times a year, not including the races out of Sea Star Base Galveston on Sonars. His sailing experience is on keelboats ranging from 21ft. to 57 ft., AMF Sunfish, strictly mono-hulls, single and multi-mast, and Fj racing dinghies. Most of his racing has been out of Galveston or Offats Bayou, but there was one other out of Lake Travis Sailing Club and another by Sea Scouts in Lake Houston.