BOARD

JACK LEFORT, 12 MYC Commodore & ITMA Americas 12mR Fleet Captain

Jack LeFort

Jack LeFort

Jack’s life-long love of sailing began when at 5 years old, he started racing his first moth boat. Over the course of his accomplished racing career he has claimed numerous North American and International Championships in a variety of boats– most recently as Modern division champion with Challenge XII (KA-10) at the 2019 12mR Worlds at Newport. An impressive result as Jack has only been sailing 12mRs since 2015 when he purchased and renovated KA-10… more


JAMES (Jamie) HILTON, 12 MYC Treasurer

James Hilton

James Hilton

Jamie’s fist involvement with the 12mR Class came when he was recruited by a friend to crew as mainsail trimmer aboard Nefertiti (US-19) for the 2004 Wall Street Challenge. He remembers, “We had a great time and although it was a light air regatta, we managed to keep Neffy moving.” This did not go unnoticed by his friend Andy MacGowan who was sailing on another 12 that day. When a few weeks later MacGowan called to ask if he’d be interested in the same position for the upcoming Edgartown 12mR Regatta onboard Courageous (US-26) he leapt at the chance… more


BOB (BC) CAMPBELL

Bob Campbell

Bob Campbell

Bob “BC” Campbell is one of a very few individuals who have Won, Lost AND Won the America’s Cup with Freedom (US-30) 1980, Liberty (US-40) 1983 and America 3 in 1992 respectively. His passion for sailing began simply enough– racing Tempests and Daysailers with his father and through the racing program at the Pleon Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA. He raced locally in offshore boats with Ted Hood and family — Ted a master sailmaker and designer of 1964 America’s Cup 12mR defender-contender Nefertiti (US-19) and 1974 Cup winning skipper of Courageous (US-26). The opportunity and experience gained from Hood was pivotal in launching Bob’s remarkable life-long career in yacht racing… more


MICHAEL (Mike) PATTERSON

Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson

A graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Yacht Management and Small Vessel Operations, Mike has been sailing, racing and managing 12mR yachts for more than 2 decades. First as captain and manager of Intrepid (US-22) for 22 years and for the past 8 years concurrently managing operations for New Zealand (KZ-3). Since 2009, he has also made time to manage several private racing teams… more


BRAD READ

Brad Read

Brad Read

Twice nominated as Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, Brad is an avid sailor and an afterguard member on a variety of racing yachts including his current position onboard 12mR New Zealand (KZ-3). Additional significant 12mR positions include his role as tactician / helmsman on Legacy KZ-5 (then Edgar Cato’s Hissar) from 2004-2008. A collegiate All-American Sailor from Boston University, Brad was selected as Collegiate Sailor of the Year for 1986. Among his many sailing achievements are eight World or North American championships as helmsman… more


JAMES (Jimmy) GUBELMANN, Commodore Emeritus

Commodore James Gubelmann

James Gubelmann

One of Commodore Gubelmann’s first impressive sailing credits came as a member of St. George’s undefeated 1964-5 varsity sailing team. It was there that he met future life-long friends and teammates racing Fireflies. Fast forward 43 years– together with some of these same mates, he claimed two 12mR World Championship as well as numerous North American and International titles with their Courageous (US-26) Syndicate… more


Committees:

Newport Charter Fleet:
Kevin Hegarty, 12 Meter Charters
Mike Patterson, America’s Cup Charters
Ralf Steitz, USMMA Sailing Foundation
Technical Action Group (TAG):
Bob Campbell
Mick Harvey
Ralf Steitz

Past Board Members 2013 – 2019

Commodore, James Gubelmann
Vice Commodore, Chandler “Bee” Hovey
Treasurer, James “Jamie” Hilton
Secretary, Carol Swift
Legal, Richard Sayer
Communications, SallyAnne Santos

Past Advisory Board

Paul Buttrose
Peter Gerard
Kate Gubelmann
Wm. H. Dyer Jones
Chris Meigher
Jeannie Sullivan
Sam Wakeman
Dr. ARG “Robin” Wallace