John Kempton is a skipper for the Bulldogs. He sails in both fleet and team racing events.
Before Yale: Kempton comes to the Bulldogs as one of the top Club 420 sailors in the nation. He has experience both as a crew and skipper in the Club 420. He was second at the 2004 Club 420 North Americans and seventh at the 2005 US Youth Champs with fellow Yale teammate Molly Lucas as his crew. As a crew, he was second at the 2003 US Youth Champs, only losing to ex-Yale teammate Zachary Brown '08.