chris-janssonChris Jansson
Chris has been sailing with UTSC for the last four years and brings over 10 years of experience including distance racing and open ocean cruising. He is a certified US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor and holds an ICC charter license from the Royal Yachting Association as well as a Texas NASBLA license.


Brandon FureyBrandon Furey
Vice Commodore
As the club’s J/24 fleet captain, Brandon brings over four years of experience crewing and skippering. He is a certified US Sailing Level 1 Instructor, NASBLA licensed boater, and registered skipper on the Texas District 14 J/24 circuit.



gabe-venegasGabe Venegas
Head Sailing Instructor
Gabe is an avid sailor whose over 15 years of experience include multiple Atlantic crossings, distance racing, and certification from the US Power Squadrons. Gabe is an experienced kite-surfer, windsurfer, and multihull sailor.



rikin-shahRikin Shah
An avid adventurer, Rikin started sailing with the UT Sailing club as a means to bolster his online dating profile. A year later, he found love in spending his nights and weekends sailing and competing on the J/24 Circuit. Rikin is an American Sailing Association certified Basic Keelboat instructor.



IMG_8477Diego Britton
Having been raised in the deserts of West Texas, Diego had never been on or even seen a sailboat until he joined the sailing club in September of 2016, his freshman year. He plans to obtain his Texas NASBLA License by the end of 2017.



maddy-greenMaddy Green






alex-constableAlex Constable
Sailing Instructor
Alex is a US Sailing Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, & Bareboat Cruising certified sailor with experience in offshore bareboat chartering and one-design sailing.




liam-connollyLiam Connolly
Sailing Instructor
Instructs new members and helps coordinate regular sails