Representing the USA, sailor excels competitively
Robbie Nicholls has a passion for anything that puts him on the water, especially if that anything is a sailboat.
Sailing competitively, he participated in team trials in New Jersey, where qualified sailors compete for spots on international teams as well as the National Development Team. In March, Robbie travelled to Italy as one of 20 sailors representing Team USA in the Lake Garda 30th Annual Optimist Meeting where he competed against more than 1,000 young sailors from 40 countries.
Name: Robbie Nicholls
School: Trafton Academy
Accomplishments: Sailed in New Jersey at the 2012 Opti Team Trials April 23-27, represented Team USA in Italy at the 30th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting - an international sailing regatta April 5-8, took third overall and first in his age category at the Texas Sailing Association Youth Circuit Competition 2012.
Favorite Class: “Life Science. I find learning about animals very interesting.”
Favorite things to do after class: “Play basketball and hang out with my friends.”
Favorite Book: “Rick Riordan's ‘Percy Jackson Series.’ I really like Greek mythology.”
Favorite Song: “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco
Favorite website: “itunes. I love music.”
Favorite TV Show: “ ‘Top Gear.’ I like anything to do with cars.”
Favorite Movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Ambition: “I would like to sail for a college team, teach young kids to sail, become and engineer and sail world class boats.”
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