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Former 18′ Skiff, I14, and 505 World Champ, Howie Hamlin has been turning over the keys to his second boat recently to get young guns, Dane Wilson, Quinn Wilson, and Riley Gibbs up to speed as sparing partners. The boys (17, 15, and 15 respectively) may have fewer year of sailing experience combined than any single member of Howie’s top caliber team, but their talent shines through to make the training sessions fun and competitive for everyone involved.

Bros. Dane and Quinn will be teaming up for their second ISAF Youth World Championship in the 29er class this summer, and Riley and Quinn will be shooting to qualify for the next Youth Worlds while they continue their 18 training.