Advisory Board

James M. Cascino Past President

Jim is an Advisor to the Foundation after having served as a Director for many years and its President for five years, with his Presidency concluding in 2011. He has been active in sailing philanthropy for decades, following a notable history in competitive racing with top finishes in the TransPac and Big Boat Series.

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.

JJ Fetter

JJ has won two Olympic medals in Sailing in the Women’s 470 class: Silver in the Sydney Olympics in 2000 with crew Pease Glaser and Bronze in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 with crew Pamela Healy. She also was the tactician/starting helmsman for the America3 Women’s Team in the 1995 America’s Cup Defender Series.

Kevin Growney

Born in Hawaii, the ocean has been his playground since his early childhood. He started kite racing at the StFYC Thursday Night Racing in 2009 and like most racers, has transitioned to kitefoil racing.

Pamela Healy

Pam serves as liaison to the StFYC Board of Directors. In 1991 she was the first St. Francis Yacht Club Yachtswoman of the Year, having won the 470 World Championships with teammate JJ Fetter. She won the prestigious award again in 1992 after winning a bronze medal in the Barcelona Olympics, again with JJ.

Paul Heineken

Paul is a longtime competitive dinghy sailor, windsurfer and supporter of junior sailing. He has participated in the St. Francis Yacht Club Junior Committee for many years, having chaired it for the last four. During his many years as a member, Paul has been involved with several other committees and events.

Paul T. Kaplan

Paul has served as a Director of the Foundation for over twenty years and has chaired various committees. A San Francisco native, Paul’s early ambitions as a marine biologist were altered when he took a part-time job and became the youngest licensed yacht broker in California.

Adrienne Mally

Adrienne’s father sparked her affinity for sailing at a very early age. Since then, she has crewed and raced in a variety of fleets from Lasers to J-Boats to Farr 40s and more. As an investment banker with Sutro & Co. and Goldman Sachs, Adrienne raised close to $2 billion for numerous projects and purposes.

Mike Martin

Mike has an extensive career in high performance sailing. He is a multiple world champion in both the 505 and the Australian 18 Foot Skiff classes, and was the Director of Rules and Umpiring for the 34th America’s Cup. Mike also races foiling kiteboards out of the St. Francis Yacht Club.

Mary Menninger

Mary is an enthusiastic supporter of junior sailing, seamanship and Corinthian values. Growing up racing and cruising in Southern California, she developed a passion that took her all over the country and the world competing in 470's and J/24's.

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.

Krysia Pohl

Krysia grew up sailing and racing on the San Francisco Bay. A former Olympic aspirant in the Europe Dinghy and 470, she has enjoyed racing Vanguards, Snipes, and 505s for fun.

Al Sargent

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

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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