Eric Gimple
Eric Gimple
Year: 2020
Hometown: Stonington, CT
Position: Afterguard
Major: Naval Architecture

Why did you choose the Coast Guard Academy?

I have always said I was coming to the Academy and it just became a promise and a motivation.

How long have you been sailing? Did you play any other sports in high school?

I have sailed my entire life. Mostly experienced in dinghy sailing but transitioned to offshore boats about 3 years ago.

What do you look forward to the most this upcoming sports season at Coast Guard?

Sailing the J/70’s and competing in intercollegiate regattas

What is the achievement, sailing or otherwise, that you are most proud of?

My Eagle Scout Award from Boy Scouts

Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you?

I have never lived in the same place for more than 2 years until I was 12.