Toms River, New Jersey, United States

Coastal Elite Racing Team

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Mike Dowd


 Mike​ ​Dowd​ ​has​ ​been​ ​coaching​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Optimist​ ​class​ ​since​ ​2010​ and has coached​ ​with​ ​the​ ​USNT​ ​since​  ​2014. Prior​ ​to​ ​coaching​ ​CERT,​ ​Mike​  ​was​ ​the​ ​Head​ ​coach​ ​for​ ​Sarasota​ ​Youth​ ​Sailing, in​  ​Florida.​​He​ ​qualified​ ​and​ ​helped​ ​qualify​ ​many​ ​sailors​  ​for​ ​international​ ​teams,​ ​USNT,​ ​USDT,​ ​Olympic Development​ ​team,​ High​ ​school​ ​Nationals,​ ​US​ ​Youth Championships,​ ​and​ ​Youth​ ​World​ ​Championships. ​When​ ​Mike​ ​is​ ​not​ ​sailing​ ​or​  ​coaching,​ ​he​ ​is kiteboarding,​ ​surfing,​ ​or​ ​rock-climbing.  

Randall Hartranft


 Growing up on the Toms River sailing was a lot like  today, we had a very competitive group of kids eager to learn and get on  the water every weekend. This allowed my success in all classes I have  been a part of. From almost every international team in an optimist to  being a top sailor in the Laser radial, I owe all my success to my roots  (Toms River). Now eager to put the same concept into play for the next  round of kids and share my knowledge and experience with whoever I am  coaching. 

- Randall

William Brown


Originally from Barnegat Light NJ, Will has spent countless hours on the Barnegat bay sailing and coaching. He became a member of the USNT as an optimist sailor and an All-American from Brown University as a college sailor. Will has a wealth of knowledge and experience which makes him such an exceptional coach! Will has two giant dogs and two young children and lives in NYC!