Advisory Board

Bill Kreysler Past President

Bill grew up sailing Sabots, Finn, Lightnings and Star Class boats in San Diego. Crewing for Don Trask in the Star Class the two won the North American Championships in 1966 and were 3rd in the world championships in 1967. They also placed third in the Star Class US Olympic Trials in 1968.

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.

Elizabeth Anathan

Elizabeth's time on the water began with riding on the bow of the family Sunfish, then racing dinghies out on Nantucket Island and Cape Cod as a junior, teaching junior sailing, and finally moving up to collegiate dinghy racing at Boston College. Once out west, she's continued to sail competitively, finally graduating to race boats longer than 14 feet.

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.

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.

Russell Long

From inauspicious beginnings as a seasick 7-year old in the Fastnet Race, Russell became co-captain of the Harvard Sailing Team, the youngest-ever U.S. Skipper in the America’s Cup, and was the first sailor to travel 50 mph in a sailboat. Russell has enjoyed a career as an entrepreneur, documentary producer and environmental activist.

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.

Adam Lowry

Adam is a 3-time World Champion in the 5O5 class and 2019 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. He has won multiple National and North American titles in the 49er, Moth, and 5O5 classes. A former client scientist, he now works independently financing large renewable energy projects.

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.

Linda Moroz

Linda has competed in many regattas organized by the StFYC. She supported her daughter Daniela, a grateful Foundation grantee, to develop her passion for kiteboarding. Professionally, Linda has dedicated her legal career to public service and works full time for a local government.

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.

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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