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Nickname: Ando

Hometown: Essex, CT

Resides: Newport, RI

Anderson Reggio

"My passion for 11th Hour Racing comes from a shared commitment towards the betterment of our world. I think it is important for everyone to understand the impact of small changes made by groups of dedicated individuals."

Anderson’s career in both race management and sailing roles has spanned numerous events all over the world. An habitual runner in his youth, his athletic focus has been more heavily geared towards weight training, as his sailing has evolved towards larger boats where strength and endurance are a major component of success. One of the highlights of Anderson’s career has been his involvement with Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race, as shoreside navigational support and performance analyst. As a race officer, Anderson has run numerous world championships and major sailing events, from dinghies such as Bytes and Optis to keelboats such as Melges 32s and J24s. Most of his sailing has been on larger keelboats, having participated in winning maxi boat programs both inshore and offshore.

On Ocean and Sailing Passion...

We sail because we love the ocean. Loving the ocean comes with an innate desire to care for it. Like any sport, you want your playing field to be as perfect as possible and it pains me to see our oceans’ health deteriorating so quickly.

Supporting the Mission

Besides my influential role as a PRO at youth events and as a catalyst for driving change in kids’ behavior, annually I travel with a group of kids from my alma mater in Philadelphia to do Habitat for Humanity style work in the Appalachian Mountains for a week. I have done 12 of these trips since 2001. The last few years, I have been working with the people who manage the program (it sends nearly 500 college students down there each year) to make it more sustainable.

Career Highlights

Anderson’s career in both race management and sailing roles has spanned numerous events all over the world. Currently, the highlight has been his involvement with Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race as shoreside navigational support and performance analyst. As a race officer, Anderson has run numerous world championships and major sailing events, from dinghies such as Bytes and Optis to keelboats such as Melges 32s and J24s. Most of his sailing has been on larger keelboats, having participated in winning maxi boat programs both inshore and offshore.

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EVERYDAY

  • Cool Trick: I'm trick-less
  • Free Time: What is free time?
  • Bad Ass Moment: Free-climbing mountains in Kentucky
  • Hidden Talent: I can juggle
  • Guilty Pleasure: Time with my dog
  • The Fridge: Cheese- lots of cheese
  • Best Advice: "You have no right to complain if you cannot provide a solution" - Felix Trommer
  • Hobby: I attempt woodworking
  • Fun Fact: In my youth I was a professional actor

Brands

Patagonia, Musto

Gear

  • Henri Lloyd offshore boots.
  • Sowester hand bearing compass.
  • Wet notes.
  • Turtle Fur hat.
  • Kaenon shades.
  • If you’re talking everyday gear: Under Armor anything and hooded sweatshirts.