Thomas Barrows
Thomas Barrows
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
High School: Antilles
Position: Skipper

2009-2010: William Neely Mallory Award Winner at Yale Class Day…NEISA Sailor of the Year, NEISA Senior Trophy…Third at ICSA/Laser Performance Men’s Singlehanded National Championship…Sailor of the Week with Blair Belling 10/9/09.

2008-2009: Finalist for College Sailing Sailor of the Year…Awarded NEISA Sailor of the Week…Finished first in A division at ICSA/Gill Dinghy National Championships with Blair Belling, Jane Macky and Marla Menninger…Named an ICSA All-American skipper…Re-elected team captain.

2007-2008: Qualified for and represented the US Virgin Islands at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the Laser class, where he placed 21st out of 43 competing nations… Won the ICSA Singlehanded National Championships in the Laser class…Named an ICSA All-American Skipper...Elected team captain.

2006-2007: Competed at the 2007 Pan American Games for the U.S. Virgin Islands and finished ninth…Won B Division at the ICSA/Gill Dinghy National Championships…Named an ICSA All-American skipper.

Before Yale: 2005 U.S. Youth Singlehanded Champion…2006 ISSA US National High School Team and Fleet Race Champion…Sailed and lettered for Antilles School…Played and lettered in soccer in high school and was team's leading scorer…Also participated in volleyball and basketball. 

Residential College: Davenport

Major: Sociology

Favorite Food: Lobster

Hobbies: Biking, playing sports, going to the beach.

Favorite thing about Yale: “The people.”

Favorite thing about sailing for Yale: “It's nice to be outdoors and to get out of the city every week.”