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03 - John M. Renehan '85
John M. Renehan '85
Title: HOF Class of '03

Jay Renehan joins the Kings Point Athletic Hall of Fame as one of the Mariners’ most respected and successful intercollegiate sailors in the program’s accomplished history.  A four-year letterwinner with the Blue and Gray sailing program, Renehan helped the Kings Point contingent to two ICYRA Coed Dinghy National Championship Titles, the Academy’s only ICYRA Team Racing National Championship Title, and two ICYRA Coed Dinghy National Championship Runner-up Trophies during his four seasons on the waters of Long Island Sound.  He was named the captain of the squad for both the 1984 and 1985 campaigns and graduated with the distinction of being the only college sailor to have been awarded All-American status as a Crew (1983), Honorable Mention Skipper (1984), Skipper (1985) and the College Sailor of the Year (1985).

After winning his division in nine of the 13 intersectional regattas during his senior year, he earned the coveted Everett B. Morris Trophy as the College Sailor of the Year.  However, Renehan’s success was not just limited to the waters at the Academy.  A father of three, he has been able to continue his competitive sailing career as a world-class athlete while being employed by Boeing as a Design Engineer.  A five-time member of the US National Sailing Team, he finished second at the Olympic Trials in the 470 Class in 1988 and the 1999 Olympic Trials at the 49er Class.  In addition Renehan was the US National Champion at the 49er Class in 1998 and has been a three-time winner of Tasar North American, and won the Tasar World Championships in 1992.