Board of Directors

Bill Kreysler 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.

Rolf Kaiser Vice President

Rolf Kaiser has been active in the sailing community since college, when he served as the Vice President of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association and captain of the Stanford sailing team.

William J. Hoehler Secretary / Treasurer

Bill Hoehler is one of the original directors of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation and is currently its Secretary and Treasurer. He has been sailing and involved with sailing for over 40 years. He currently races a J/105 because talented young people are still willing to race with him.

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.

William M. LeRoy Founder and President Emeritus

Bill has been a director of the Foundation since its inception in 1985. Under then-Commodore Ed Brovelli, he worked with legal and non-profit experts to construct the beginnings of the organization. Bill is passionate about the sport of sailing, and is committed to the support of young and competitive sailors.

Molly Carapiet

Molly joined the Board in 2015. She is an avid match and team racer.

Michelle Harris

Passionate about philanthropy in both her personal and professional life, Michelle Harris is the Development Director for The BASIC Fund, a non profit that helps children from low-income families attend the school of their choice in the Bay Area. Michelle has spent almost a decade raising funds and planning events for non-profits.

Susan Jordan

Susan has served on the board of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation since 2010. She enjoys sailing with her family on the San Francisco Bay and cheering on the Knarr fleet races. Professionally, she is a partner with the CPA firm Mowat Mackie and Anderson LLP in Oakland.

Maureen “Moe” Roddy

Moe Roddy is a retired RN and transplant to the bay area from St. John USVI and Newport RI. She has sailed and raced extensively in the Caribbean and North East both ocean racing and deliveries. In 2005, she became the second woman to finish the single handed leg of the Bermuda 1,2.

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.

Peter B. Stoneberg

Peter has been a yacht racing enthusiast for many years and has owned and raced boats large and small. He has been associated with the Foundation as board member and advisor, and was the architect of the Foundation’s investment strategies. Peter has over 20 years of experience as a technology industry entrepreneur.

Jenny Swett

Jenny Swett Chrisman is a life long sailor and windsurfer and two-time member of the U.S. Women’s Sailing Team. An artist/designer, Jenny designed the first on-line “viewer” of the America’s Cup 2000 following Macromedia. Jenny received her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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