Jamie Haines
About Jamie

Nickname: Jamie

Grantee: Clean Water Fund

Hometown: Jamestown, RI

Resides: Newport, RI

Everyday

Cool Trick: I can whistle really really loud

Free Time: Be outside

Bad Ass Moment: Rescuing 6 stranded sharks off the beach in NC caught in a fishing net

Hidden Talent: Art

Guilty Pleasure: Ice cream

The Fridge: Lots of veggies

Best Advice: Never give up

Hobby: Anything artsy

Fun Fact: I sailed around the world as a kid

Brands

Patagonia

Gear

Patagonia Nano puff and Nano Air.
Patagonia Cap 1 and Cap 3 shirts and long underwear.
Keanon Sunglasses.

2015

Block Island Race Week – 1st IRC1- Interlodge 44

2010

1st Key West Race Week – IRC52’s – Interlodge

2006

Newport Bermuda Race – 1st – Open 50 Gryphon Solo

The ocean holds so much wonder and we have so much left yet to discover. But we have not done a good job of protecting our oceans. And since the ocean holds the key to our survival, from producing over half of the oxygen in the atmosphere to providing food, and protecting us from huge temperature increases we need to do better. As sailors, we have a unique relationship to the ocean, and as a result, it is our duty to step up and protect it.

Jamie has been sailing professionally since 2005, before that she was involved with many other teams on the match racing circuit, and with various Olympic classes and handicap racing. Jamie was on the sailing team at Connecticut College and at her high school, St. George’s in Middletown, RI. Jamie grew up racing on Narragansett Bay, and sailing has always been a big part of her life. When not sailing, you will find Jamie in the snow or on the water with her family.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE AN 11th HOUR RACING AMBASSADOR?

Through sailing, you develop a very intimate connection with the ocean, especially as you sail further away from land. In my life so far, I have seen marked changes in the oceans – from dying coral reefs and less marine life, to a shocking increase of marine debris out in the open ocean and on our shores. We need to address this issue urgently since our oceans are dying from human impact. Without healthy oceans, not only will so many amazing things that we are yet to discover will be gone, but life on earth will struggle to survive. The ocean is what has inspired me to become an ambassador and do all I can to spread the ocean steward message.

SUPPORTING THE MISSION

As a former board member of Clean Ocean Access (COA), a local non-profit in Newport RI, I have been actively involved in initiatives that support water quality, marine debris and create awareness on Aquidneck Island and Jamestown. While on the board, we worked to create awareness within the sailing community by having a presence at major sailing events such as the Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover, as well as other events such as Block Island Race Week, where COA was a sustainability partner. Most recently I have been working with COA and the Town of Jamestown to create awareness and increase participation in the Healthy Soils Healthy Seas RI program supported by 11th Hour Racing, to increase composting on the island. I also helped to initiate the COA After 5 Beach Clean Up program at Mackerel Cove beach. Any effort that can be made at the hyper-local or larger level plays a part in helping to protect our oceans.

Career Highlights

  • 2015 – Bronze medal at the Women’s Match Racing Worlds – Epic Racing
  • 2015 – Lysekil Women’s Match – 2nd – Epic Racing
  • 2015 – Block Island Race Week – 1st IRC1- Interlodge 44
  • 2014 – US Super Series – Interlodge
  • 2014 – Busan Match Cup – 4th – Epic Racing Team
  • 2013 – 52 Super Series – Team Interlodge
  • 2011 – 2nd Key West Race Week – TP52’s – Interlodge
  • 2010 – 1st Key West Race Week – IRC52’s – Interlodge
  • 2009 – US Sailing Team – Women’s Match Racing
  • 2006 – Newport Bermuda Race – 1st – Open 50 Gryphon Solo
  • 2006 – US Sailing Team – Yngling

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