President of Brewer Yacht Yard Group. 40+ years as boat builder, marine facility manager/owner.
Serves on Board of Trustees of The Landing School and currently Commodore of the New York Yacht Club.
Avid sailor, having sailed in 5 America’s Cups, and most of the world’s major ocean races, including the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race and 22 Bermuda Races.
Winner of the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy presented by the Stamford YC, and the Mosbacher Trophy which is given to the NYYC Yachtsman of the Year.
On his boat, Carina, with his two sons aboard, won the Bermuda Race twice, in 2010 and 2012.
Rives is married to Nancy; they have two sons and a daughter, Allen, Walker and Landon. Rives and Nancy live in Essex, Conn.
Holds a Mechanical and Civil Engineering degree from Virginia Military Institute and a MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.