Duyne grew up sailing at Riverside Yacht Club racing Optis, Lasers, and Club420s on the Long Island Sound. He joined his yacht club’s offshore program at age 14 and gained experience on a J105, Summit 35, and J92 where he fell in love with offshore sailing. In the Spring of his senior year of high school, Ben’s sailing team finished the year ranked 16th nationally in team racing. He won the JVOST fall series as a plebe skipper and represented Navy at the Keelboat Invitational. While on VOST, Ben has been the helmsman of the Farr40 Ranger and competed in the Annapolis to Newport Race, NYYC Annual Regatta, as well as Block Island Race week. He is currently the helmsman on board NA-25 Tenacious. Majoring in cyber operations.