Paul Cayard is one of America's most decorated sailors. Among which he was the youngest athlete inducted into the US Sailing Hall of Fame in 2011.
Cayard, a 7 time world champion, 7 time America's Cup competitor and has twice circumnavigated the world, becoming the first American to win the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1998, and placing second with Disney syndicate Pirates of the Caribbean in 2006. He is a 2 time Olympian; 1984 and 2004 and one of the very few who have competed at the top level in these three diverse disciplines within the sport of sailing.
With hundreds of thousands of miles at sea over the past 40 years, Cayard's sailing exploits from the America's Cup to the Roaring 40's and the icebergs of the Southern Ocean have given him a wealth of experiences. Through seven America's Cup's and two races around the world, Cayard proved his leadership skills sometimes in harrowing moments in the southern ocean where lives were on the line.
Beyond his skill at the helm of a boat, Cayard has become one of the sports pioneers in marketing and managing sailing teams. His list of sponsors includes Disney, Ford, and United Technologies. He has also become a sought after public speaker. His ability to recount fascinating and sometimes terrifying moments at sea has captivated audiences all over the world. Cayard can deliver speeches in English, French and Italian. During the 32nd America's Cup in 2007, Cayard was a television commentator for the Italian TV network… (this last sentence needs fixing to flow a bit more with the one above it…)
Commercially, Cayard has been chosen by Rolex to be one of their Ambassador's since 1998. He has also endorsed various brands from Oakley to Zegna.
Cayard's accolades include induction to the US Sailing Hall of Fame in 2011 and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 1998.
Cayard was born, and currently resides, in San Francisco.
2013 Artemis Racing, CEO, San Francisco
2007 Desafio Espanol, Technical Advisor, Valencia
2000 AmericaOne Skipper, Auckland
1995 Stars and Stripes Helmsman San Diego
1992 Il Moro di Venezia Skipper/Manager San Diego
1987 USA Tactician Perth, Australia
1983 Defender - Sail trimmer Newport, RI
2002 IMS, Capri, Brava Q 8
1996 ILC 40, Athens, Brava Q8
1991 50' Class Japan Abracadabra
1991 America's Cup, San Diego, Il Moro di Venezia
1989 One Ton, Napoli, Brava
1988 Star, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1988 Maxi, San Francisco, Il Moro di Venezia III
2006 Volvo Ocean Race 2nd Pirates of the Caribbean
1998 Whitbread Round the World Race 1st EF Language
2004 Star, Athens - 5th
1984 Star (Alternate), Los Angeles
2011 U.S. Sailing Hall of Fame.
2006 St Francis Yacht Club Yachtsman of the Year
2002 Sailing World Hall of Fame
1998 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
1997 St. Francis Yacht Club Yachtsman of the Year
1992 Rothmans Yachtsman of the Year
1991 Yachting Magazine Yachtsman of the Year
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