Board of Directors

Bill 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. He was formerly Executive VP for Performance Sailcraft Corp,

Bill Hoehler


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.

Doug Smith


Doug is a director and treasurer of the AmericaOne Foundation and a senior legal advisor to corporations, boards and entrepreneurs. He was a founder and director of the AmericaOne team, St. Francis Yacht Club’s challenge for the 2000 America’s Cup. An avid Star sailor, Doug has been active in Star Class management for many years.

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.

Alex Francois

Alex has been volunteering and sailing at TISC for the past 8 years. He is an active sailor with Tradewinds Sailing School and has completed his ASA 101, and ASA 103 certifications. His goal is to utilize his resources and contacts to support TISC’s mission, become a sailing instructor, and expose as many people as possible to sailing. He enjoys sailing in Clipper Cove on the J-24’s and RS Ventures.

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.

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.