Saturday, January 13, 2018

StFYC Yachtsman of the Year- Nicole Breault!!

Nicole Breault- St Francis YC Yachtsmen of the Year(San Francisco, CA)- St Francis YC Names “Yachtswomen of the Year”!  

Nicole Breault awarded the Jerome B White Trophy, awarded annually, for St Francis YC’s “Yachtsman of the Year”! 

There are many famous yachtsmen that have been awarded that trophy- such as Tom Blackaller, to name one. Nicole is the first woman, ever, to have a plaque on the trophy.

Nicole Breault has been an important role model in motivating women to improve their skills and lose their fear of taking responsibility on board. She created and coached the immensely successful women’s Learn to Sail program in the spring, the women’s Learn to Match Race program in the summer, and was an on-going supporter and leader of the Wednesday night J/22 program, which has attracted younger people to join the Club and has enabled many regular members to come out of retirement and go sailing.

In addition to coaching, she was either skipper or main/tactician winning nine major regattas this year on both coasts:
  • St. Francis YC Spring One Design (main/tactician)
  • San Francisco J/Fest (main/tactician)
  • San Francisco YC Resin Regatta (main/tactician)
  • Cedar Point YC One Design Regatta (main/tactician)
  • Storm Trysail Block Island Race Week (main/tactician)
  • Hinman Grand Masters Team Race (skipper)
  • Buzzards Bay Regatta (skipper)
  • Storm Trysail Ted Hood Regatta (skipper)
  • American Yacht Club Fall Series (skipper)
She also serves as national grading secretary for US Match Racing, a time-consuming job given the numerous events around the country, is an active participant on the US Match Racing Committee where she chairs the Women’s Match Racing Subcommittee and is the top-ranked woman’s match racer in the U.S.A. Add to Flipboard Magazine.