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Team Ryan / Henken

Team Ryan / Henken

Hans started sailing at the age of 6 years old in Dana Point, California in the Naples Sabot. After a few years he began to transition into C420’s where he teamed up with Judge Ryan. The team sailed the C420 from 2004 until 2005 when they moved into the 29er class. Since moving into the 29er in 2006, Hans has extensively sailed the 29er, 49er, and the International Moth Class all over the United States and the world, entering his first World Championship in 2006 at the age of 14.

Hans’ skiff experience prepared him well for the Olympic class 49er. In 2008 Hans competed in his first 49er event which were the 49er US Olympic trials out of Southwest Yacht Club in San Diego, where he placed 10th. By the summer of 2010 Hans had joined US Sailing’s 49er Development Team and by 2016 became a full member of US Sailing’s Olympic 49er Team. Since, Judge and Hans have been competing and training around the world, campaigning full time in the 49er, for a berth in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Hans began sailing the International Moth at the end of 2007. He was the first person to own a Moth in Southern California, and invited the 2005 and 2007 World Champion, Rohan Veal of Australia to Coronado where they launched the first International training camp. Following his experiences with Rohan Veal, Hans helped to organize and promote the first two California Moth Regattas in the San Diego area and later the first US International Moth Nationals, which were held at the Columbian River Gorge in August of 2008. A year later, Hans raced in the 2009 International Moth World Championships at the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon where he was named the CST Composites International Junior Moth World Champion.

In between all of his sailing, Hans went to and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in 2015 and a M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in 2018. His emphasis was in propulsion technology, specifically studying and designing new Hybrid rocket engines for interstellar space travel.

In his off time, Hans continues to enjoy being a part of the “think tank” of world class sailors by experimenting with new foil designs, better rigging techniques, and sail shapes in order to make sailing faster and more fun!

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Daniela Moroz

Daniela Moroz

I grew up around the sport of windsurfing. My parents were both competitive racers that consistently raced out of Crissy Field in StFYC sponsored events and some national races as well. My dad picked up kitesurfing in 2006. I was about 5 years old at the time, and I found it very exciting to watch. My mom was still windsurfing. When I was big enough to learn either, I chose kiting. I took lessons and fell in love with the sport.

I got into racing course boards in the fall of 2013. Since then, I’ve switched to foiling, and in 2015 was ranked 2nd in women’s overall in the world tour (right behind my idol and training partner Erika Heineken). I was also top 5 in under 18 and under 21. In 2014, I became a junior member of the StFYC. In 2015, support from the St Francis Sailing Foundation allowed me to compete in my first international event.

I am working towards competing in the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympics for kiting. In the next season, I plan to sail clean and to compete in as many international competitions as my school schedule will allow. I am looking forward to representing the StFYC and StFSF in future local, national, and international events.

Now, I am almost 15 years old and a freshman Campolindo High School in Moraga, California.

Achievements

Kite Foil Gold Cup Mexico – 29th overall, 7th in silver Fleet, 3rd youth, 2nd junior, 2nd women’s
San Francisco Classic – 5th overall, 2nd junior, 1st women’s
Kite Foil Gold Cup San Francisco – 29th overall, 29th in gold fleet, 7th youth, 3rd juniors, 2nd women’s
US Kitefoil Youth Nationals – 3rd overall, 1st women’s
Bluerush Thursday Night Kiteracing Series – 13th overall, 2nd junior, 2nd youth, 2nd women’s

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Paige Railey

Paige Railey

A native of Clearwater, Florida, Paige started sailing when she was eight years old, really stepped up her game when she was fifteen, and won her first ISAF Youth Worlds in Madiera, Portugal when she was just 16.  “It was a monumental moment in my career,” she said.

Paige has been sailing the Laser Radial since she was fifteen years old and hopes to achieve a Gold Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Achievements

2015 Gold Pan American Games
2014 Gold US Sailing Miami OCR
2013 Bronze Medal World Championships
2012 Olympic Team
2010 US SAILING’s SportsWoman of the Year
2010 Florida Women’s Sailing Association Young Sailor the Year
2009 St. Francis Yacht Club Yachtswoman of the Year
2006 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year
2006 US SAILING’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

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Caleb Paine

Caleb Paine

Caleb has been sailing his entire life and started racing at the age of 7. After finishing high school, Caleb decided to put college on hold so he could pursue his lifelong dream of winning an Olympic gold medal. He bought himself a Finn and began competing full time in 2009. In 2011, he joined the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and has since been climbing the world ranking in preparation toward his goal.

The most challenging aspect of Caleb’s quest for the gold has been financial resources. It took him 5 years to get a new mast and boat made to his specifications. Over the last few years, with Bill Kreysler’s help and financial assistance from the Foundation, Caleb has had more resources to refine his equipment and spend more time sailing in Rio and other parts of the world, which successfully culminated in a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics.

Achievements

3rd 2016 Olympics
1st 2015 Finn North Americans
5th 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
7th 2015 ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander
3rd 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi
1st 2011-12 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series
1st 2013 ISAD Sailing World Cup Miami USA
3rd 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup Kiel GER
1st 2012 Delta Lloyd Regatta (ISAF Sailing World Cup) Medemblik Holland
2nd 2011 US National Championship, Long Beach, CA

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