Sailing Director and Staff


Meet Arielle – Sailing Director

A native to the Hampton Roads area, Arielle Darrow brings 11 years of sailing experience to Hampton Yacht Club. Arielle earned her degree in Biology and Secondary Education at Old Dominion University on a full academic scholarship. After graduating college, she taught biology and math in Virginia and Florida. During the spring and summer seasons, she managed and instructed sailing programs on the East Coast, including Bayport Scout Reservation, Yale Corinthian Yacht Club and Sail Nauticus. She was an active member of Old Dominion University’s Varsity sailing team and currently races many types of boats, from small dinghies to high performance catamarans. She has placed 7th out of 30 in the 2015 F18 Nationals and 5th out of 21 in the 2015 F16 Nationals.  Arielle and her team, Team Trouble, has just won the 2016 US Sailing Team Racing Championship (Hinman Trophy), which now qualifies Team Trouble to represent USA in the 2017 World Championship. Arielle is also US Sailing Coaching Level 3 certified and ISAF Class 3 sailor.

Contact Information:
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Cell – (757) 409-0170


Meet Tierney – Fall Coach

Tierney Driscoll is a College of Charleston alumni and was an All American sailor for the Cougars sailing both Fleet and Team Racing events. As a junior sailor, Tierney raced competitively in both the C420 and I420 sailing circuits.  After graduation she served as the 420 Head Coach at the Annapolis Yacht Club coaching her sailors to top finishes at many of the major C420 regattas, including a victory at the 2016 C420 Fleet Race and Team Race National Championships. Currently she serves as the Assistant Coach at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

Etheridge Sailing

Meet Tom – Fall Coach

om Etheridge is a Norfolk native and started his sailing career at Norfolk Yacht where he learned to sail and race.  After outgrowing Optis, he moved into Lasers and in 6th grade joined the Maury High School sailing team.  While studying naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Michigan, Tom was a two time captain of the sailing team and competed in the collegiate co-ed fleet, team race, keelboat, and match race national championship regattas.  Since graduating in 2016, Tom has coached the Maury and Norfolk Academy high school teams and the NYCC Opti Race Team.