Board of Directors

Bill Kreysler

Chairman

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. He was formerly Executive VP for Performance Sailcraft Corp,

Bill Hoehler

Secretary-Treasurer

Bill 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 a retired attorney. Bill is also a Director and Officer of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation. He is one of the founders of TISC.

Dave Guinther

Dave raced Highlanders, 470s, Lightnings and Snipes in the Midwest and East Coast where he also taught racing, rules and tactics 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. He and his wife moved to Bristol, Rhode Island a few years ago so they could sail with their grandchildren.

Paul Heineken

Paul is a longtime competitive dinghy sailor, windsurfer and supporter of junior sailing. A past Commodore of the St. Francis Yacht Club, Paul has been a leader of the Junior Committee and many other yacht club committees. He also has been the volunteer coach of the U.C. Berkeley Sailing Team for many years.

Rolf Kaiser

Rolf 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 also the current president of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation.