Birth-date: April 7th, 1996
Education: BS in Mechanical Eng, Aerospace Eng Concentration, Boston University '18, Cum Laude
Current Teams: US Sailing Team
Past Teams: 13Fifty Racing, Boston University Sailing Team, Sarasota Youth Sailing
Weight: 149-160 lbs
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At the age of eight Ravi’s parents introduced him to sailing at the Manatee River pram fleet and from that point on he quickly progressed. He spent a few summers in the sailing program in Bradenton and then moved on to Sarasota Youth Sailing's summer program. Ravi soon joined the year round racing team, beginning in the Optimist dinghy, where he qualified to compete at the USODA Team Trials twice and represented USODA at the South American Championship and British National Championship. As you can tell competition has been in his blood since a young age.
Ravi moved into the more athletic Laser class at the age of 13. During his freshman year in high school he became more involved in different types of boats, both monohulls and multihulls. Competing around the state of Florida in the J24 introduced him to the more adult fleet of keelboats. After Ravi competed at the 2011 US Youth Multihull Championship his focus shifted to high performance catamarans. He went on to win 2 F16 National Championships, 2nd in a F16 World Championship, competed in 2 ISAF Youth World Championships, and had numerous top finishes in major F18 class regattas, all before graduating high school.
After joining the College of Engineering at Boston University Ravi shifted part of his focus to intercollegiate sailing. This double-handed, short course racing enforced precise boathandling and consistency on the race course. While not in school he expanded his multihull sailing into the northeastern F18 fleet, the M32 Series, and a Red Bull Youth America's Cup campaign with 13Fifty Racing.
Having graduated from BU in the Class of 2018, Ravi has become fully focused on an Olympic campaign in the foiling Nacra 17.