COLLEGE: Where Are They Now
Published on April 18th, 2013
The Quantum Woman Collegiate Sailor of the Year in 2006 was Alana O’Reilly, who graduated from The College of Charleston. Alana recently finished an 18-month Olympic campaign in Women’s Match Racing where she took second place. Before that, she spent five years coaching at Georgetown University.
Alana’s college sailing career greatly impacted her, teaching her how to be a part of a team, how to be consistent, and how to get over a bad race. Winning the 2006 Quantum Woman Collegiate Sailor of the Year Award helped open doors for continued involvement in sailing, including her Olympic campaigns.
At this time, Alana has no immediate plans for another Olympic bid. She is taking some time off to just enjoy the water and is currently the Junior Program Coordinator at Annapolis Yacht Club.