Advisory Board

Carolyn Patrick Past President

Carolyn joined the Foundation Board in 2003. She was a competitive sailor for many years and now enjoys cruising in warm waters. Having come to sailing as an adult, she is devoted to introducing young people to the sport. Her career has focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Paul Cayard

Having started sailing at the age of seven, Paul Cayard has become one of the best known American sailors of his time. He is a long-time advisor to the Foundation and was influenced by early support and training from programs such as those supported by the Foundation.

Natalie Charles

As a young child in Southern California, Natalie spent time on her great aunt’s sailboat in Marina Del Rey, and today enjoys racing with her husband on their J/105. She has been an active volunteer at the StFYC on various committees and is especially interested in supporting and building the StFSF programs which introduce sailing to underserved youth and individuals who face physical challenges.

Beth DeAtley

From the Washington, D.C. area, Beth and her husband Dick took sailing lessons when they arrived on the West Coast. They quickly became fascinated with the sport and joined the St. Francis Yacht Club. Beth is particularly interested in supporting Olympic sailing, the sacrifices sailing athletes make, and the support they require.

Dennis Deisinger

Dennis started sailing on the bay as a Sea Scout. This opened the door for him to race windsurfers, dinghies and keel boats. He qualified for the 1984 Windsurfing Olympic trials and currently campaigns his J105 in local regattas. He has served on the Junior Committee and helps where needed with the Race Committee. He is a alumni advisor for the Cal Maritime Sailing team.

Laura Levy

Laura grew up sailing dinghies on the Long Island Sound and has been an active keelboat racer since moving to San Francisco in 2016. In addition to racing on the Bay, Laura is a co-founder of Sømand, a technical sailing apparel brand created for women. She is passionate about women's advancement in the sport of sailing.

Andrew Lorenzen

Andrew started racing in Tampa, Florida at the age of 7 and never stopped. A captain of the Williams College Sailing Team, he has spent the past 10 years racing in both one-design and handicap fleets on SF Bay. He is a US Sailing Certified PRO and Judge, and a former Rear Commodore at South Beach Yacht Club.

Sally Mace

Sally is a competitive sailboat racer and is currently most active on the keelboat team-race circuit. She was an All-American women’s skipper at Stanford University and competed on the international level in the Laser and 420 fleets prior to college. She grew up racing Naples Sabots in Newport Harbor.

Stephanie Martin

Stephanie’s lifelong passion for sailing started with racing Snipes and Lasers on the Mystic Lake, and then Larks for Tufts University. With a background in communications and nonprofits, she was the 34th America’s Cup Chief Communications Officer, and now works with Olympic and Paralympic athletes on brand strategy.

Katie Pettibone

Katie Pettibone is a veteran of three America’s Cup teams, two around the world races (Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race), 2nd in the Nacra 17 Olympic Campaign for Rio 2016, as well multiple Sydney to Hobart Races, Worrell 1000 Catamaran Race, Sailing Arabia Tour and countless international grand prix races.

Al Sargent

Al is a lifelong sailor that's competed nationally and internationally, mainly in Lasers, Vanguard 15s, J/105s, and J/24s.

Helena Scutt

Helena is a 2016 Olympian and Pan American Games medalist in the 49erFX. No stranger to foiling, she also campaigned in the foiling Nacra 17 and now races Moths. A grateful recipient of Foundation support since her youth 29er days, Helena’s a graduate of Stanford University and works as a mechanical engineer at a product development consultancy.

Grant A. Settlemier

Grant is a longtime Knarr sailor who has competed for over forty years both locally and internationally. He has served the St. Francis Yacht Club in many capacities, most notably as a Commodore and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He founded and organizes the popular annual St. Francis Yacht Club Holiday Decorated Boat Parade.

Joni Settlemier

Joni learned to sail and race with her brother, well-known sailor Bill Clute. She crewed on husband Grant’s Knarr boat for many years before succumbing to the comfort of a power boat. She has been a member of many committees at the St. Francis Yacht Club and chaired the Women’s Committee.

Sean E. Svendsen

Sean is a life-long sailor who has competed nationally and internationally in keelboats of varying classes and sizes. He’s competed in offshore races including the Pacific Cup, Coastal Cup and the Vallarta race. Most recently, Sean was a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club team which won the 2011 Hinman Master Regatta at NYYC.

Tracy Usher

Tracy has been an avid sailor since youth and raced at many levels, from dinghies, one design and larger sailboat handicap racing. Having begun in Lasers, he returned to them with a passion in the 1990’s and has become a regular on the Laser Masters circuit.

Brad Webb

Brad has been a professional sailor for 17 years, competing in hundreds of international regattas throughout the world. He has been involved in six America’s Cup Campaigns, and is one of the longest serving members of ORACLE Racing.

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