IAN BARROWS grew up in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands where he began his sailing career in Optis. Having a knack for the sport, he quickly transitioned to 420s and expanded into other classes including Lasers and Bytes. He competed nationally in High School competitions and internationally on the youth sailing stage. These experiences led him to several career highlights, including a gold medal at the Youth Olympic games in the Byte class. He graduated from Yale in 2017 with a degree in Economics, where he and his older brother Thomas both competed for Yale Sailing. Ian is a four-time collegiate All-American and was awarded as the College Sailor of the Year.


For this journey to Tokyo, Ian is inspired by his brother Thomas who has been to two Olympic games in 2008 and 2016.


Yale University Sailing Team:

College Sailor of the Year  2017

Four time ICSA All American 2014-2017

Coed Fleet Racing Champion

2016 A Division

Coed Fleet Racing Champion

2015 B Division

2014 B Division

Team Race National Champion 2014-2016


High School Sailing:

High School Team Racing Nationals

2013 2nd place

High School Fleet Racing Nationals

2013 1st A division

2012 2nd A division

2011 1st B Division

High School Singlehanded National Champion

2010 Laser Radial


Youth Sailing:

2010 Youth Olympic Champion Byte Class

2010 Byte World Championship 2nd place

2009 Byte North American Champion



MITCHELL KISS grew up in Holland, Michigan where he learned to sail beginning at age 8. Starting in the optimist and quickly transitioning to the Laser, Mitchell began competing internationally with eyes on the podium from a young age.  He was supported by families and coaches who promoted international competition. A diligent work ethic allowed him to achieve what he set his mind to. Highlights of Mitchell’s sailing accomplishments include twice being named as the US representative to the ISAF Youth World Championships, twice winning High School National Championships and US Youth Championships in the Laser and Laser Radial classes, and finishing in the top 5 of 5 different Laser Radial World Championships. After his youth sailing career, he went to Yale where he graduated with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and competed for Yale Sailing alongside his sister, Morgan. Mitchell was recognized as a college All American honorable mention twice and All American Skipper in 2017, as well as served as the Yale Co-Ed Sailing Team Captain in 2016.


Yale University Sailing Team:

Yale Sailing Team Captain 2017

ICSA All-American


2016 Honorable Mention

2015 Honorable Mention


High School Sailing:

ISSA High School Singlehanded National Championship (Cressy Trophy)

2012 Laser Radial, 1st Place

2011 Laser Radial, 1st Place


Youth Sailing:

US Sailing Youth Championship

2013 Laser Standard, 1st Place

2012 Laser Radial, 1st Place

International Laser Radial Class Youth World Championships

2012 3rd Place

2011 4th Place

2010 5th Place

ISAF Youth World Championship

2012 Laser Radial, 4th Place

2011 Laser Radial, 16th Place

International Laser Radial Open World Championships

2011 10th Place

2010 3rd Place