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Elizabeth

Baylis

Liz

1963

2002 US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, Liz is an accomplished San Francisco Bay sailor, competing on the Bay and around the world — match racer (Women’s World Champion, 2002), fleet racing around buoys on the bay either as skipper or tactician, more than 10 Pacific crossings from San Francisco and Los Angeles (Division winner on Antrim 27 in Pacific Cup; navigator and crew boss on Santa Cruise 50 in TransPac and Pacific Cup).

 

Sailing:

  • 2002 US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year
  • San Francisco Bay sailor, competing on the Bay and around the world
  • Skipper, 2002 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Champion
  • 10+ Pacific crossings from San Francisco and Los Angeles
    • Division winner on Antrim 27 in Pacific Cup
    • Navigator and crew boss on Santa Cruise 50 in TransPac and Pacific Cup
  • Crew for the 2002 America’s Cup entry, America True, 2000 Louis Vuitton Cup

Contributor:

  • Executive director of the Women’s International Match Racing Association, 8+ years
  • Liz was primarily responsible for promoting the selection of Women’s Match Racing as the most popular sailing event of the 2012 Olympics.
  • As ISAF and World Sailing chair of match racing for the last 8 years, Liz has been involved in rule review and adoption for match racing, selection of championship venues and serving as ISAF/World Sailing technical delegate at world championship events.
  • Liz is a current delegate to U.S. Sailing.
  • Liz was an umpire for the 2013 America’s Cup event in San Francisco.
  • Both prior to the 2012 Olympics through the present date, Liz has taught and teaches match racing clinics around the world.
  • Liz runs most of the WIMRA events in their international locations, five or six events annually. For the past three years, Liz has been teaching match racing to blind sailors racing on a course which utilizes sonic buoys.
  • Liz is a member of the San Francisco Yacht Club, Richmond (Ca) Yacht Club, Cruising Club of America and honorary member of Long Beach and Sheboygan yacht clubs.

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