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.
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.
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.
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. He has served on many committees at St. FYC. When he’s not on the water, Andrew works as a Software Engineer.
As a young child in Southern California, Natalie spent time on her great aunt’s sailboat in Marina Del Rey, and today enjoys racing with her husband on their J/105. She has been an active volunteer at the StFYC on various committees and is especially interested in supporting and building the StFSF programs which introduce sailing to underserved youth and individuals who face physical challenges.
Helena is a 2016 Olympian and Pan American Games medalist in the 49erFX. No stranger to foiling, she also campaigned in the foiling Nacra 17 and now races Moths. A grateful recipient of Foundation support since her youth 29er days, Helena’s a graduate of Stanford University and works as a mechanical engineer at a product development consultancy.
Stephanie’s lifelong passion for sailing started with racing Snipes and Lasers on the Mystic Lake, and then Larks for Tufts University. With a background in communications and nonprofits, she was the 34th America’s Cup Chief Communications Officer, and now works with Olympic and Paralympic athletes on brand strategy.
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.
Al is a lifelong sailor that’s competed nationally and internationally, mainly in Lasers, Vanguard 15s, J/105s, and J/24s. A four-time national champion, Al is now an Opti dad and support his son’s efforts on the national and international circuit while carving out time for Laser masters regattas.
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. She is also currently a lawyer specializing in government practice in Sacramento.