Sailor of the Week: April 29 - May 5
US SAILING congratulates Stan Schreyer of Northampton, Mass. for his role in breaking the new sailing speed record in the New York to Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Race. The New York Yacht Club member along with crewmates, Pepe Ribes and Alex Pella from Spain, finished their journey across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, April 21.
Team Estrella Damm completed the 3,750 nautical mile voyage in 12 days, six hours, three minutes and 48 seconds. Estrella Damm and Team W Hotels left Ambrose Light (N.Y.) on Thursday, April 8.
Stan picked up sailing at the ripe age of four on New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. His resume includes a wide variety of sailing campaigns. He was on the Tommy Hilfiger Sailing Team on the Extreme 40 Grand Prix circuit from 2005-2008. Stan was selected to the U.S. Olympic Team in 2004 in the Tornado discipline, and was a member of the US Sailing Team from 2002-2004. Stan has raced in classes including the Corsair 28 and 31, Extreme 40, C-Class Catamaran, Melges 24, NYYC Swan 42, E-scow, Lightning, Laser, Vanguard 15, Laser II and other keelboat classes. He has raced in several notable offshore events including the Chicago Mackinac Race, the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race and the Tybee 500 Catamaran Race. Currently, Stan is the coach of the Danish Olympic Sailing Team for the Laser Radials.
Stan graduated from Boston University in 1999. He was the team commodore on the varsity sailing team during his senior year when the Terriers won the College National Championship. Stan was an All-American and named College Sailing Sportsman of the Year.
Stan has also been influential in the sailing industry. He has worked for boatbuilders Vanguard Sailboats and Guck Inc.