Treasure Island Sailing Center
Board of Directors

Chariman, Carisa Harris Adamson

Carisa was a two time NCAA All-American and National Champion at Tuffs University and fifth place at the 1996 US Olympic Sailing Trials. She previously managed and coached one of the top Youth Programs in the Bay Area. She has a Masters Degrees of Physical Therapy from UC San Francisco and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley. Carisa is currently an Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University where she teaches Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Research Methods. Her research is focused on understanding and preventing Occupational Health injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carisa is one of the founders of TISC and has always been passionate about equal access and opportunity for all who want to sail.

Secretary-Treasurer, Bill Hoehler

Hoehler

Bill Hoehler races a J/105, is a past Commodore of the Tiburon Yacht Club, a past Officer of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco, and is Counsel to the Hanson Bridgett law firm in San Francisco. Bill is also a Director and Officer of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation. He is one of the founders of TISC.

Rolf Kaiser

In college, Rolf was a 2-time captain of the Stanford sailing team, and also served as the Vice President of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association (now the PCCSC). He was one of the founding members of the local Vanguard 15 dinghy fleet, which has been based at TISC since 2000, and he now competes actively in the San Francisco J/105 fleet. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer of DigiPowers, Inc., a provider of marketing and technology development services to ecommerce companies.

Christopher Churchill

Chris is a life-long mariner hailing from the East Coast. Chris has sailed in San Francisco since 1996 with many fleet, but most notable; 11 Meters, 505’s, J/24’s, and Knar’s. Chris’s pinnacle of success was on the winning J/120 at Key West Race Week in 2004. Chris has been with TISC since 1999 and is also a St Francis Yacht Club Member since 2003. When not on the water, Chris works as an advanced planner and financial professional at Mass Mutual. He helps business owners and individuals in the areas of wealth management, asset protection, retirement planning, tax strategies, long-term care, and disability insurance.

Dave Guinther

Dave raced Highlanders, 470s, Lightnings and Snipes in the Midwest and East Coast where he also taught racing, rules and tactics courses at sailing clubs, Y’s and community boating centers. After Snipes and before rebuilding a ’78 vintage J/24 to race in Marblehead, Dave coached age-group soccer and was a junior high advisor and mission trip chaperone for church youth groups. He and his wife moved to California in 2003. He retired from hi-tech sales and marketing in 2012 to join the TISC board of directors and spend more time on Clipper Cove.

Bill Kreysler

Kreysler

Bill grew up sailing Sabots, Finn, Lightnings and Star Class boats in San Diego. Crewing for Don Trask in the Star Class the two won the North American Championships in 1966 and were 3rd in the world championships in 1967. They also placed third in the Star Class US Olympic Trials in 1968. After graduating from San Diego State University, he moved to the bay area where he was Executive VP for Performance Sailcraft Corp, manufacturer of the Laser Class dinghy and the J-24 class sailboats. Bill served as President of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, has served on the St Francis Yacht Club Board of Directors, was chair of the Executive Race Committee, and race chairman for numerous major regattas including the Star Class world championships in San Francisco in 1992. In 1982 Bill founded and is currently owner and CEO of Kreysler & Associates Inc., a composite manufacturing firm in Napa CA pioneering the use of composite materials in the commercial construction industry. He has served as President of the American Composites Manufacturers Association, founded the Digital Fabrication Alliance, and is a fellow of the Facade Tectonics Institute as well as past chair of the Napa Valley Workforce Investment Board.

Today is #givingtuesday2020! This year has been particularly hard for nonprofits like TISC. Please help us continue to serve our community and get youth out on the water! www.tisailing.org/product/donation/

#siebelsailing #ussailing #tisailing #sumercamp #socialydistantonthewater
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Tomorrow is #givingtuesday2020! The Treasure Island Sailing Center needs your help to continue making sailing more accessible. This year has been particularly challenging for TISC and other small non-profits. Please help us continue to serve our community and get youth out on the water! www.tisailing.org/product/donation/ ...

The docks have been pulled and are safely stowed on shore! Thank you to the small group of dedicated volunteers who helped pull and clean them! A special thank you to the folks from the Treasure Island Yacht Club! #tisailing #docksout2020 #tiyc #socialdistancing #perfectdaytocleansomedocks

📸@yarrcat Thanks Ros!
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Our Virtual Field Trip Ecology of the Bay is a hit! Students complete the lesson with a Nature Journal activity, meet Oliver the Sea Otter ;) #oceanstewards #zoomclasses @11thhourracing @noaasanctuaries ...

Session 3 Week 2! Can’t believe it’s almost over! #summervibes #youthsailing @siebelcoach_chris @ussailing @rssailing ...

Session Two.. that’s a wrap! Sailors have surprised us and themselves this summer. Keep the #fridayvibes rolling! #youthsailing #opti_stuff #opti_tv ...

Basketball!! Fun Day Friday at its best! #sailinggames #fridayvibes ...

Race team had a great day sailing around the cove today!

#tisailing #summercamp #stillmakingithappen #buffup #sailing #maskson
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Scrub a dub Thursday! All clean for the next round of campers. Thanks sailors for keeping it healthy and safe! #stewardship #summercamp2020 #siebelsailors @rssailingna ...

Lasers for the win! Our Teens are loving the opportunity to single-hand and try new boats! @laserperformance ...

Friday Dance Party! Thanks @siebelcoach_chris and @ussailing for the Instagram take over and all the amazing work you are doing with us! Check out US Sailing’s story for more fun videos from this weeks camp! #youthsailing #summercamp ...

Stop, reflect, educate. #communitysailing ...

Week one Summer Camp success!! Happy campers all around. Thanks to all Instructors, Board Members, Parents, Sailors, and Siebel Program for making this possible! #youthvoice #summercamp2020 @siebelcoach_chris @ussailing @opti_nation @notraffy @xoakin @_captainkim @rileytimken @milesraneri @cazziekrome @spraylostatsea ...

Team TISC ready for our first day of Summer Camp on Monday. Couldn’t have asked for a better group of amazing humans. Remember campers to wear your face covering and you will receive a cool TISC Buff!!#summercamp2020 #youthsailing ...

Our staff are preparing for an unusual, yet amazing Summer ! This is how we support one another to provide a healthy and inclusive space for our youth! #summercamp2020 #youthsailing #stafftraining @siebelcoach_chris @sf_dcyf ...

Happy Memorial Day! We will see you soon! #clippercove #summertime ...

An old saying goes, "the cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." We at TISC vote for the sea!

Stay safe and #wearapfd •

#tbt #throwbackthursday #safeboating #boatsafe #wearapfdtoworkday
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May 15 is "Wear Your Life Jacket To Work" day! Stay safe on land and water with a PFD Friday!


#watersafetymonth #sailsafe #wearapfd #sailfun #pfdtoworkday
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Mission of the Treasure Island Sailing Center

We create opportunities for people to learn and grow through sailing by providing facilities, sailing instruction, and access to the water for people of all socio-economic backgrounds, abilities and skill levels from novice to Olympian.

Our Vision

  • To provide San Francisco with a first rate community sailing center that provides universal access to and lifelong connections with the Bay.
  • To serve ALL children in our community and to teach them more than sailing.

The Treasure Island Sailing Center is a 501c3 (EIN: 31-1625735) non-profit community sailing organization

698 California Ave Building 112
San Francisco, CA 94130

415.421.2225