Robert Turley
Robert Turley
Year: 2016
Hometown: Sturbridge, MA
High School: Bancroft School
Position: Crew

2015-2016: First team All-NEISA... Finalist for the Babeneu Trophy, NEISA Crew of the Year... 1st at Harry Anderson Jr. Trophy... 1st at Danmark Trophy... 1st at Atlantic Coast Championships... 3rd at the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl... 1st at the ICSA Co'ed Western Semi-Finals... 2nd at the ICSA Co'ed National Championship

2014-2015: ICSA All-American Crew... 2nd at ICSA National Championship... 5th at ICSA Eastern Semi-Finals... 2nd at New England Championship... 5th Admiral Moore Team Race... 4th John Jackson Team Race... 2nd Rose Bowl... 5th at 76th Annual Oberg Trophy... 5th at Harry Anderson Jr. Trophy

Major: Civil Engineering

Why did you choose to come to the Coast Guard Academy? I came here because I grew up sailing and being on the water. Because I was on the water so much, I saw the Coast Guard in action a lot and decided I wanted to be a part of it.

How long have you been sailing? How did you start sailing? I've been sailing for 8 years. I started when my mom signed me up for lessons at a local yacht club.

What is your favorite thing about the sailing team at Coast Guard? I like how everyone on the team are really good friends; they provide a second group of people outside of my Company that I know very well. 

What other activities/positions/clubs are you involved with on campus? I am in the aviation club.

What is the sailing achievement that you are most proud of? I am most proud of being able to compete with a D-1 team as a freshman.

What are your future sailing plans and career goals after graduation? I will hopefully own a big boat when I'm older. After graduation, I plan on either going to flight school or being stationed on a cutter. I also hope to do ocean racing at some point while I’m at the Academy.

Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you. I was once boarded by the Coast Guard and failed the boarding because I didn't have enough life jackets.