Our Sailors


    Greg Reich

    Greg Reich

    President
    Economics, Applied Mathematics, 2021

    Greg joined the team during the Spring semester of his Freshman year. After sailing with the Imperial Sailing Team during his year abroad in London, he has returned to the Cal Sailing Team to finish up his last year at Berkeley. Outside of the team, Greg enjoys walking his dog and listening to country music.


    Josefina Ruggieri

    Josefina Ruggieri

    Captain
    Political Economics and History of Art, 2021

    Josefina (Josie) splits her time between New York City, New Haven CT, and Newport RI. She grew up sailing out of Conanicut Yacht Club where she competitively sailed c420–but her favorite dinghy to sail is a 29er. Outside of sailing, her other interests include skiing and traveling whenever possible. Although she was studying abroad in Spain for Spring 2020, she is excited to return to campus and sail her out during her senior year!


    Drake Hayes

    Drake Hayes

    Fleetmaster
    Econ Major, City Planning Minor, 2021

    Drake is from Alameda, California. He started sailing in JY's and Opti's, but fell in love with sailing once he was in FJ's and 420's. Drake has competed in events across California and on the east coast. Outside of sailing, Drake loves to play basketball.


    William Arnold

    William Arnold

    Fleetmaster
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2021

    Will grew up in Berkeley sailing Santana 22s on the windy San Francisco Bay. His favourite boats to sail are FJs, J/70s, Melges 24s and Melges 20s. When he's not sailing or studying, he's climbing or baking bread.


    Kingsley Ehrich

    Kingsley Ehrich

    Recruitment Chair
    Astrophysics, 2023

    Kingsley is from South Florida, near Jensen Beach. She started sailing Optis competitively at age 8 in Miami, and after moved onto Laser 4.7s, 420s, 29ers, and FJs. When she is not sailing, Kingsley enjoys doing anything outdoors, hiking, photography, spending too much time on problem sets, making elaborate trucker's hitches while tying down boats, and hanging out with friends.


    Kyla Burmester

    Kyla Burmester

    Apparel Chair
    Cognitive Science, 2023

    Kyla is a sophomore from Davis, California. Her first sailing experience was at tryouts for the team during her first semester at Cal, and she has fallen in love with it ever since! When she’s not on the water, Kyla enjoys spending her time as Panhellenic Relations Specialist for her sorority, skiing, hiking, dancing, traveling, and going to Italian Homemade. Go Bears!


    Iesha Carter

    Iesha Carter

    Webmaster
    Political Science/ Legal Studies, 2023

    Iesha is from Southern California and learned to sail in Mission Bay on Catamarans, 420s, and Lasers during her high school summers. Besides sailing, Iesha also loves photography, camping, and hanging out with friends.


    James Guiraud

    James Guiraud

    Gala Co-Chair
    Political Economics & Minor in Mandarin, 2021

    James grew up in Berkeley and learned to sail in Brittany on Optis and Hobbie Cats. He’s also lucky enough to say he’s sailed to Hawaii for the Pacific Cup! When he’s not sailing James loves film, gaming and exploring.


    Nora Giannoni

    Nora Giannoni

    Chemistry, 2023


    Marley Tavernier-Fine

    Marley Tavernier-Fine

    Fleetmaster
    Integrative Biology, 2022

    Marley is a third year, and started sailing on Lasers and Hobie Cats. College sailing was a completely new level of competition for her, but she's loved getting to sail in amazing places, and bond with this incredible team the last few years. In her spare time, she says, "I love to cook/bake, play music, and embroider like the actual grandma I am! "


    Ciara Dorsay

    Ciara Dorsay

    Geophysics and Atmospheric Science, 2021

    Ciara is from Sarasota, Florida. She learned to sail Optis in elementary school and has competed in Optis, 420s, and Lasers for club and high school around the country. When she is not sailing, Ciara enjoys hiking, exploring, and photography.


    Luc LaMontagne

    Luc LaMontagne

    Cognitive Science and Linguistics, 2022

    Luc is from Laguna Beach, California. He started sailing sabots at 7 years old and worked his way up through Lasers, CFJs, 420s and keel boats both competitively and recreationally. When Luc is not sailing he enjoys dream interpretation, board games, and spikeball.


    Matthew Broadley

    Matthew Broadley

    Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Business Administration and Social Organizations, 2021

    Matthew is from central California, but has lived in Arizona, southern California and New Jersey. He learned to sail sabots at the age of nine, and has since competed in 420's, lasers, and big boats on a race team in northern Michigan. When he is not sailing, Matthew enjoys hanging with friends, finding good food and listening to music.


    Mackenzie Berwick

    Mackenzie Berwick

    Global Studies and Anthropology, 2022

    Mackenzie grew up sailing at the St. Francis Yacht Club and sailed FJ’s for her high school team all four years. She also competed in Club and International 420s for about three years and did some J22 match racing as well. Mackenzie has held roles as the team’s recruitment chair and president in past years and now serves as a member of the Cal Sport Club Exec Board. Her favorite memory from her time on the Cal Sailing Team is when the women’s team qualified for Nationals her freshman year. When she’s not sailing, Mackenzie enjoys, hiking, running, reading, and spending time with friends.


    Nico Deshler

    Nico Deshler

    Physics and Computer Science, 2020

    Nico is a senior on the team who joined this year. He comes from the Boston area but came to Cal to study computer science and physics (smart sailor)! Nico is a fleet master for our team AND he drives a really cool motor cycle. Climbing, chilling, and having curly hair are some of Nico's main passions outside of school and sailing. He also loves to play soccer!


    Sophia Zaleski

    Sophia Zaleski

    Marine Conservation and Environmental Ethics, 2022

    Sophia Zaleski is from Nicasio, CA. She began sailing FJs as a freshman in highschool. During her time with Cal Sailing, Sophia has raced competitively as both skipper and crew. She is a strong advocate for environmental awareness on the team and across campus. In her free time, she loves listening to 60’s rock/bluegrass, writing poetry, playing the bass guitar, and hanging with friends.


    Lindsea Hayes

    Lindsea Hayes

    Conservation Resources Studies, 2022

    Lindsea Hayes is a Vermont native who learned to sail before she could walk. In 2018, the lake-trained crew made the journey out west to join the Bears, now gliding the gnar in the beautiful SF Bay! Hiking Hayes, as she is locally known, also teaches sailing during the summers on Martha’s Vineyard, a quaint, wholesome island, as she will tell you. In her free time, the Conservation & Resource Studies major enjoys hot fudge, snowboarding black diamonds (safely, of course) and producing short films.


    Alex Ferry

    Alex Ferry

    Society and Environment, 2021


    Asrin Sevinc

    Asrin Sevinc

    Bioengineering, 2023


    Jessica Stewart

    Jessica Stewart

    Molecular and Cell Biology, 2023

    Jessica is from Marin County in the Bay Area. She learned how to sail Sunfish during summers on Clear Lake with her family. Aside from sailing, she likes to bake, hike, and spend time with friends and family.


    Mia Campdera-Pulido

    Mia Campdera-Pulido

    Computer Science, 2023

    Mia is from Barcelona, Spain. She started sailing with her grandpa when she was a little kid and loved it ever since! She then started competing and has raced in Optis and Lasers. When she is not sailing, Mia loves hanging out with friends, drawing, or travelling.


    Rosie Ward

    Rosie Ward

    Geography, Environmental Economics and Policy, 2023

    Rosie is from Berkeley, California. She started sailing FJs in high school, where she fell in love with the sport and raced for her high school team. Since then, Rosie has also raced 420s and lasers, and she loves sailing skiffs whenever she can. When not sailing, Rosie enjoys playing cello and exploring California beaches with friends.


    Mallory Helfenbein

    Mallory Helfenbein

    Astrophysics, 2024

    Mallory is from Maryland and has been sailing for 8 years but only during the summers and for fun. She is also involved with Greek Life (Delta Gamma). Outside of sailing Malory loves to run, hike, and hang out with family and friends.


    John Cornet

    John Cornet

    Political Science, 2021

    John was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and transferred to Cal from Santa Monica College. He sailed Hobie Cats and Hobie Tigers in France for many summers at Les Glénans. In his free time, he likes to golf, play spikeball, surf, practice yoga, and watch movies.


    Kelly Morgan

    Kelly Morgan

    Integrative Biology and Marine Science, 2021

    Kelly Morgan is from Newport Beach, California. Growing up, she learned to sail sabots and FJs as well as her family's Cal 2-46, which they take to Catalina Island every summer. Kelly also has a not so secret dream of cruising around the world (so hit her up if you need a crew!). In her free-time, she enjoys playing her ukulele, attempting to keep her plants alive, and dancing to Stevie Nicks.


    Paul Manning

    Paul Manning

    Coach
    Geology, 1983

    Paul started sailing an El Toro at the age of six and began racing sailboats as a teenager. He attended Cal, joined that sailing team and was a team captain his senior year. Paul has owned and actively raced an International One Design (IOD) for 30 years. Representing the local fleet as several international events as well as three world championships. He lives in Mill Valley, works for Dell Computers and is a member of the St Francis YC. In his spare time he helps share his experience and enthusiasm for the sport of sailboat racing.