Photos Courtesy of Rob Migliaccio
Head Sailing Coach: John Mollicone
John Mollicone, Boston University '98, has been the Head Coach of Coed and Women's Sailing at Brown since 1999. John was an All-American Skipper at BU in 1998, leading his team to the New England Dinghy Championship and finishing 3rd at the Collegiate National Dinghy Championship.
Since coming to Brown, John has coached 60 All-Americans, 46 Academic All-Americans, 97 All-New England Sailors and has led the Bears to 57 National Championship appearances. During this time the team has finished top five at 24 National Championships and has won 14 New England Championships and six Atlantic Coast Championships. In 2010, John was awarded the U.S. Sailing National Sportsmanship Award for the Van Alan Clark Trophy and won the J-24 World Championship in Malmo, Sweden. He was a member of the 2011 U.S. Sailing Team, winning a Silver medal in J-24's at the 2011 Pan-American Games in Puerto Vallarta, MX. John was named a U.S. Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist in 2012 after winning the J-24 North American and National Championships, and finishing second at the 96-boat J/24 World Championship. In 2013 John won the J-24 World Championship for a second time in Howth, Ireland, along with the J-24 Midwinter, J-70 Midwinter, and J-24 North American Championships. In 2014, John won the J-70 and J-24 Midwinter Championships, the J-70 North American Championship, finished second at the J/24 U.S. National Championship, and third at the 70-boat J/24 World Championship in Newport, RI. John finished third at 2015 J/70 World Championship in La Rochelle, France and 3rd at the 2015 J/24 North American Championship.
John currently lives in Providence, RI where he actively races everything from dinghies to keelboats.
Assistant Coach: Dan Rabin
Danny Rabin has been coaching the Brown team at weekend regattas since 2002. He was the Assistant Coach at Washington College from 2000-2002. He also races J22's, J24's, V15's, Interclubs and Lightnings. Danny won the Lightning North American Championship in 2007 and the J-24 World Championship in 2010, 2013, and 2014. He was a member of the 2011 U.S. Sailing Team, winning a Silver medal in J-24's at the 2011 Pan-American Games in Puerto Vallarta, MX.
Danny holds a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University and was an All-American Crew while sailing for the Terriers. He also has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Danny currently lives in Peabody, MA with his wife Julia.
Assistant Coach: Quentin Chafee
Quentin Chafee (UVM ’11) is Brown Sailing's second full-time assistant coach in program history and began in the fall of 2016 with the Bears. A 2011 graduate from the University of Vermont, Quentin majored in Psychology with a minor in Art History and sailed for the Catamount Sailing Team. He was the Vice President of the UVM Sailing Team from 2010-2011 and the UVM Sailing Team Sportsmanship Award winner in 2011.
Quentin was the Head Coach of the UVM Sailing Team from 2014-2015, leading the women's team to their first ever Women's National Championship appearance and a 7th place overall finish at the 2015 ICSA Women's Nationals in Newport, RI. From 2015-2016, Quentin became Johnson and Wales University's first full time Head Coach and led the coed team to their strongest season in program history. Quentin has been active as a coach on the youth circuit for nearly a decade and lives in Saunderstown, RI.