Mackenzie is from San Francisco, She began sailing in high school at the St. Francis Yacht Club in FJs. She also competed in J22s and both Club and International 420s on the Youth Race Team. When she is not sailing, Mackenzie enjoys hiking, watching movies and spending time with friends.
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.
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.
Caroline is from Portola Valley, California. She learned to sail 420s in Redwood City. In addition to sailing, she enjoys cooking, playing piano, and skiing.
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 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.
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.
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!
Marley is a sophomore majoring in integrative biology and minoring in English! She's currently a fleetmaster for the Cal sailing team, and enjoys working on boats and fixing things, which seems to happen more often than not with this team. When she's not at sailing practice Marley works in a photosynthesis lab on campus, trying her best to keep algae alive. She also enjoys cooking, reading, playing ukulele, and exploring outdoor places!
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 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.
Carl is a study abroad student from Germany, he studies Computer Science with an interest in Artificial Intelligence research. While Carl has gained most of his experience sailing keelboats from Oyster 80s to First 40s and Sunfast 36s; he has recently learned to love CFJ sailing as well.
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.
Francesco is an exchange student from Italy, joining the Cal Sailing team for a year. He first learned to sail in Optis, before moving on to Lasers and 420s. Francesco also likes to play soccer and travel in his free time.
Iesha is from San Diego county 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.
Jessica is from Novato, California. She learned to sail Sunfish during summers on Clear Lake, and her dad taught her basic sailing terminology and knot tying. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, FaceTime her brother and dog, and play volleyball.
Jonathan is from Discovery Bay, California. He has been sailing ever since he was a kid with the Belvedere Sailing Society and San Francisco yacht club - racing Lidos, Optis, and Lasers. Outside of sailing, Jonathan enjoys movies, football, and Crossfit!
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!
Julie is from Toulouse, France. She learned how to sail in Hobie Cats, Dufour 325s, and Lasers in Arcachon on the Atlantic Coast and Marseillan on the Mediterranean. When she is not sailing, Julie enjoys running, playing the piano and watching old movies. Her positive energy and excitement to get on the water makes every practice and regatta one to look forward to!
Kingsley is a freshman on the team and majoring in astrophysics. She’s dedicated, super smart, and always has a great attitude. She’s someone you want in your corner on and off the water. While she’s not afraid to rock the boat, she is very passionate about school, sailing, and her family back in Florida. Looking forward to the next 3 years and all she will bring to our team!!
Megan is from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She learned how to sail on 420's in high school and has competed across the country with Cal Sailing, primarily in dinghies. When she is not sailing she enjoys watching Blackhawks hockey and cooking.
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 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. She has also sailed 420s and 29ers, and lasers in Leiter Cup. When she is not sailing, Rosie enjoys playing cello and taking part in Bowles Hall events.
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.