Staff

Luxine Smith, Business Manager

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Luxine Smith joined TISC in 2014 and was made Program Coordinator in 2015. As Program Coordinator, Luxine over-sees logistics for our programs, liaises with SFUSD schools for the Set Sail Learn program, works with TISC volunteers for our special events, and manages the associated metrics for our database. She has a BSc in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (University of Hong Kong). Prior to joining TISC, Luxine worked primarily as a Science Technician in high schools in Hong Kong and New Zealand, where she supported laboratory teaching in physics, chemistry and biology.

Joshua Leihe, Waterfront Director

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Joshua started sailing when he was 13. He moved to the SF Bay Area shortly thereafter and has been racing, day sailing, and teaching others to sail ever since. He has been racing International 14s since 2015, most recently sailing the 2018 Worlds in Richmond, CA, and the 2020 Worlds in Perth, Australia. When not out on the water Joshua enjoys hiking, backpacking (he recently completed the 3000 mile long Continental Divide Trail), and paragliding.

Solvig Sayre (pronounced Soul-vay), Youth Program Director

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Growing up in Massachusetts, Solvig Sayre learned to windsurf at 3 and the sport has always been the center of her life. She sailed dinghies in her junior sailing program and at school. Solvig was on the US Sailing Team for many years and placed 2nd in the US Olympic trials for the 2012 London Games to race windsurfers (windsurfing is 2 of the 10 olympic sailing medals). Prior to joining TISC, Solvig was the Sailing Director at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club outside of Houston, where she enjoyed helping new sailors discover how powerful they are. Solvig is learning to foil windsurf and is excited to join the Bay Area sailing and windsurfing community. When not on the water, Solvig enjoys learning new things like boxing and dancing.

Lyn Paleo, Program Evaluation & Grants Manager

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Lyn Paleo, Dr.PH has over 25 years of experience in program evaluation. Her skill set includes Designing and implementing practical program evaluations that fit the agency’s need; Creating engaging visual data displays; Advanced Excel formula for dashboards and automated reports; Developing and analyzing online surveys; GIS mapping using client data the Census; Participatory and community-based evaluations; and Evaluation capacity-building through coaching and training. For ten years she taught the graduate-level course on evaluation at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley. She has sailed three-masted square-rigged ships as trainee-crew from NYC to Bermuda and from South America to the Antarctic then to South Africa.

Amanda Scharpf, Database and Analytics Manager

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Amanda has been a Treasure Island resident for the past six years and is involved in many of the local programs the island has to offer. She specializes in systems integrations and data automations to provide insight for organizations to make informed decisions with ease and solid metrics to measure results. Being outdoors and travel are huge parts of her life as well (to balance out all that computer time). While her sailing experience is limited she is eager to learn and develop her skills.

A huge thank you to @plantconstruction for generously volunteering their time to build our new deck!! (More pictures coming soon) ...

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/

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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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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