MEET THE CREW

BOARD MEMBERS

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Stan Honey

SYRF Chairman (2017-present), USA

  • Director of Technology, America’s Cup Event Authority, USA
  • Emmy award-winning developer of technical innovations in televised sports
  • 29 patents in navigational system designs & sports television enhancements
  • Winning navigator, Volvo Ocean Race, Transpac, Jules Verne Trophy
  • Rolex Yachtsman of the Year 2010
  • US Sailing Board member
  • Vice-Chairman, ISAF Oceanic & Offshore Committee
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Scott Weisman

SYRF Treasurer
Co-Chairman Etico Capital, Senior Managing Director, Olympus Securities, USA

  • More than 30 years experience in financial services and investment banking
  • Director of Equity Capital Markets for McGinn, Smith & Co., Inc.
  • President of H.C. Wainwright & Co. – Director of Investment Banking
  • Senior Managing Director and Director of Investment Banking and a member of the Executive Committee of Josephthal & Co., Inc.
  • Practicing securities lawyer and Partner of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; co-chaired the capital markets practice
  • Successful race boat owner, latest being modified R/P 45 Pterodactyl
  • Strong interest in high-performance offshore yachts
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Jay Hansen

SYRF President (2017-present), USA

  • Former COO North Technology Group
  • Native of Toronto, with 30 years sailmaking background with North Sails
  • Diverse racing background from Etchells to TP52's
  • Former Director of US Offshore, responsible for management of big boat racing in the US on behalf of US Sailing
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Steve Benjamin

Former SYRF Chairman (2012-2017), USA

  • SYRF Chairman (2012-2017), USA
  • Yale Sailing Associates (YSA) Past-Chairman (1993-2013)
  • Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) Board of Directors (2010-present)
  • Rating & Measurement Rules Committee of the New York Yacht Club Chairman (2010-present)
  • US Sailing delegate to the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) (2013-Present)
  • Rear Commodore Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) (2015 – 2016)
  • Storm Trysail Club (STC) Board of Directors (2014 – 2016)
  • National College Sailor of the Year (1978, Yale)
  • 3-Time World Champion – Fireball (1976 & 1977), 505 (1980)
  • U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist in the 470 Class as helm (1984)
  • 5 Admiral’s Cups – 1st in Class in BRAVURA (1991)
  • Offshore Boats Owned – Tripp 41 HIGH NOON, Carkeek HP 40 SPOOKIE, TP52 SPOOKIE
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Dina Kowalyshyn

Naval Architect, CDI Marine, USA

  • Principal Naval Architect at CDI Marine, a firm specializing in design of high-speed vessels for US Navy and US Coast Guard
  • Experience in testing and project management of hydro- and aero-dynamic testing
  • Vice-Chairman of Equipment Committee for the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), with expertise in class measurement rules and guidelines
  • Design team member of America3 program for 1995 America's Cup
  • Past experience with youth sailing program management
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Gary Weisman

Former President North Sails, USA

  • Winner of innumerable inshore and offshore races and championships for 4 decades of active sailing
  • Led North Sails to be the world's leading sailmaking company
Larry Rosenfeld

Larry Rosenfeld

Team Adventure, USA

  • Currently working with Offshore Multihull Association (OMA) with development of MultiRule
  • Co-founder and Executive Director of Team Adventure Education Foundation
  • Navigator on Team Adventure in The Race Around the World 2001
  • Navigator for World Records: LA-Hawaii and SF-Japan on GERONIMO
  • Navigator on race boats spanning 40+ years, 25 Bermuda Races
  • Voyages in the Southern Ocean to Antarctica, Shackleton Traverse, Cape Horn
  • Founder and CEO of Concentra Corp, sold to Oracle in 1998
  • Active Investor and board member in telecom, healthcare and other ventures

CONSULTANTS

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McKenzie Wilson

Executive Director, Secretary

  • Sailing Performance Analyst and Navigator
  • Research Analyst, SYRF
  • Cloud Software Consultant, Oracle
  • BA Human Biology, Stanford University
  • Firestone Medal for Excellence in Research, Stanford University
  • Active dinghy and offshore racer
  • Past President, US Nacra 17 Class
  • 2015 ISAF Nations Cup, First Place
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Jim Teeters

Technical Director

  • President SYRF Advisory Council
  • Developer of VPP for ORR rating rule, HPR rating rule, and International Super Yacht Rule
  • Former Offshore Associate Director of US Sailing
  • Past yacht designer with Langan Design Associates & Sparkman & Stephens
  • Past Director of Research, US Sailing & past member of Int'l Technical Committee of ORC
  • Design team coordinator, Young America America's Cup programs
  • BA Dartmouth College, MS Stevens Institute
  • Numerous papers and contributions made to Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, High Performance Yacht Design Conference and Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium
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Dobbs Davis

Communications Director

  • US Editor, Seahorse Magazine
  • Communications Manager, Offshore Racing Congress
  • Moderator for the Yacht Racing Design & Technology Symposium of the World Yacht Racing Forum
  • 30 years inshore & offshore racing experience
  • Certified measurer for ORR, ORC and IRC rating rules
  • Performance consultant in offshore sailing & rating optimization
  • BS Geology, UCLA; MA, PhD Earth Science, Johns Hopkins

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