SUMMER INTERN: REGINA TREJO
Tell us about yourself.
I am from Chicago and grew up in a large family of sailors. I am a rising sophomore at Syracuse University, studying television and accounting. I’m on the sailing team, getting great collegiate racing experience against other competitive schools. In my free-time I love to read, take photos, and of course, be on the water.
How long have you been sailing and/or involved in the marine world?
I have been sailing my entire life. As a kid, I sailed with my family on our Alberg 35, and eventually raced dinghies and keel boats as I got older.
What are you most looking forward to about working at North Sails?
I am looking forward to learning more about sailmaking and meeting some great local sailors. Working for North Sails is a great opportunity to further immerse myself into one of my passions.
What’s your favorite part about Summer?
I love being able to travel and sail in warm weather. Spring and fall sailing in upstate New York is too cold! It's nice to be able to relax and have fun on Summer break.
What boats do you race (outside college)?
I race the Vanguard 15 weekly, and will jump on any keel boat that I have the opportunity to be on. Recently, I sailed on a Santana 30-30 and a Melges 24.
What are you focusing on during your internship at North Sails?
I am focusing on how keel boats work and how different sails are employed under certain conditions.
If you could be a part of any racing program, which would it be?
I would love to sail vipers. When I raced against them recently, they were so powerful downwind and looked like a perfect mix between dinghy boats and keel boats.
When is your next regatta?
I do not know what my next regatta is quite yet, although I have always wanted to participate in the Race to Mackinac or the Tri-State.
When you sail, do you prefer to be at the helm?
When sailing dinghy boats I am most comfortable as a crew member, but I love to skipper when the opportunity arises. On keel boats I enjoy trimming kite.
What’s your earliest memory of being on the water?
My earliest memory sailing is wearing my Sesame Street life jacket with Elmo and Big Bird on it!