Helena Scutt and Paris Henken

Helena Scutt and Paris Henken

Paris Henken:

After learning to sail in Sabots in Southern California, some of Paris’s sailing highlights so far include winning the 2011 US Youth Champs in the 29er and the 2010 North Americans in the 29erXX. Gary Jobson listed her on his 2012 All-Star Junior list in ‘Sailing World’. She has instructed at San Diego Yacht Club where she has won ‘Most Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year’ for the last two years. She also used to ski on the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team and surf in the Scholastic Surf Series.

Helena Scutt:

Helena Scutt recently graduated from Stanford University (Biomechanical Engineering, ‘14) and put her master’s degree (Mechanical Engineering) on hold to train full-time for Rio 2016. Helena was captain of the Stanford Varsity Sailing Team for two years. She grew up in Seattle and learned to sail in various boats. Ultimately it was the 29er that drew her away from her soccer craze and she has been loving skiffs ever since. She hopes to inspire more youth sailors, especially girls, to race skiffs and be good stewards of the ocean.

Achievements

Helena Scutt:

2015 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist, 49erFX, with Paris Henken
2014 Seattle Yacht Club Bob Gibbons Memorial Trophy – One Design Sailor of the Year
2016, 2015, 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, 49erFX
2014, 2012, 2010 US Sailing Development Team, 49erFX, 29erXX, 29er
2014, 2013 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association All-Academic Sailing Team
2013 “Outstanding Female Junior Athlete” by Stanford Athletics Board

Paris Henken:

2015 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
2013 San Diego Yacht Club: Jessop Girls Day Trophy for Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year
2012 San Diego Yacht Club: Jessop Girls Day Trophy for Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year
2012 Featured in Gary Jobson’s All Star List | Sailing World Magazine | January Issue
2010-2013 Varsity Sailing Letter | Coronado High School Varsity Sailing Team

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