Infinity Project – First Light37

Founded in 2018, The Infinity Project was created with the overall goal of promoting the development of youth offshore sailing in the US. With the support of Ralfi Steitz and the USMMA Sailing Foundation, Class40 No. 37, ‘First Light’, was provided to the team as a development platform and to champion co-ed offshore racing in the United States. 

Sam Fitzgerald  returns in 2020 with Allie Gray acting as co-skipper.

  • Boat Name: First Light
  • Port of Registry: Kings Point, NY
  • Builder: Jaz Marine
  • Designer: Owen and Clarke
  • Year Launched: 2007
  • Source of Energy Production: Hydrogenerator

Sam Fitzgerald

Age: 27

Where did you grow up: Fairfield, CT

Describe yourself in one word: Competitive

Did you go to University: Yes, University of Southampton, UK

More information to come 

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