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Congratulations To Our Sailors!

We are so very proud of our sailors who swept US Sailing’s 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards. Awards were given to Foundation Advisory Board member Mike Martin – four-time 505 World Championship winner together with his crew Adam Lowry, and Foundation grantee Daniela Moroz – four-time World Kiteboard Champion and now two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. Honored for the best performances of 2019, these sailors inspire us with their athleticism and the spirit of excellence they bring to our sport.

The Foundation also congratulates Paul Cayard, St FYC Chairman and Foundation Advisory Board member. Paul has been selected to join  The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF) 2020 induction class. In doing so, he becomes the first sailor to be recognized by the BASHOF, joining Bay Area sports-world greats such as Joe Montana, Jonny Moseley and Willie Mays.

Paul is a seven-time world champion and seven-time America’s Cup competitor. He has circumnavigated the world twice, becoming the first American to win the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1998 and placing second with the Disney syndicate Pirates of the Caribbean in the 2005–2006 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. A two-time Olympian (1984 and 2004) and one of the very few in the sport of sailing who have competed at the top level in these three diverse disciplines, Paul’s accolades also include induction to the US Sailing Hall of Fame (2011) and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year (1998). He also serves on the Board of US Olympic Sailing.

With less than two weeks to the Foundation’s Annual Auction Fundraiser, our primary mechanism for helping sailing athletes reach their full potential, we are thrilled to celebrate these successes. We hope to see you on March 3!

Paul Cayard with StFYC Nacra 15 stars


Michelle SladeCongratulations To Our Sailors!