Zachary N. Leonard

179 Clark Ave.
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 376-8610
zachary.leonard@yale.edu

Education


Yale University - New Haven, Ct.

  • Bachelor of Arts awarded 1989

 

Sailing Experience


U.S. Coast Guard Academy - New London, Ct. 1987-88

  • Coach of Varsity Sailing Team 1987-88 (during leave of Absence from Yale)

Brown University - Providence, R.I. 1989-93

  • Head Sailing Coach
  • Coached team to 4 New England championships and one National Championship

Freelance Journalism 1996-present

  • Feature writer for Sailing World, Sail and Sailing Magazines
  • Sailing consultant National Geographic Adventure Magazine
  • Sailnet.com columnist

Independent Sailing Coaching

  • Coach of U.S. Youth Team for 3 years
  • USSA Level I and II Clinic Director
  • Coach of US team at 1993 Japan Goodwill Regatta, Yokohama, Japan
  • Coach of US Olympic Sailing team at 1997 Worlds in Bermuda, 1998 Worlds in Brazil, 1999 Europeans and 1999 Olympic Trials

Collegiate All-American, 1987
Captain, Yale Sailing Team 1988-89

Team Racing

  • 1st place Hinman Trophy (National Team Racing Championship)1990, 1992, 1996, 1997
  • 2nd place (Top US Team)2001 Hinman Trophy
  • 1st place European Collegiate Team Racing Championships 1989
  • 1st place Atlantic Coast Team Racing championship 1992,1993
  • 1st place Columbus Cup, Tactician/Coach
  • 1st place 1997 UK Team Race Championship
  • 5th place Team Race Worlds, 1997, 1999

Tornado Olympic Campaign 1992, 1994-1996

  • 1st place International Festival de Longueille Sailfest
  • 1st place Tornado US Nationals
  • 1st place Canadian Tornado Nationals
  • 10th place Tornado Worlds 1996
  • Selected as tuning partner for Tornado Silver Medallist at Barcelona
  • US Sailing Team Member

One Design

  • Vanguard 15 National Champ, 1998
  • Sunfish national team race champion
  • 505 Midwinter Champ
  • F31 National Championship, 1st

Distance Racing

  • Ft. Lauderdale to Key West 1st place, course record
  • Ft. Lauderdale to Key West 1st place
  • Newport to Bermuda Race, 2nd in Division, 1998
  • Newport to Bermuda Race, 3rd in Division, 1996