Bill Canfield – President
President of Virgin Island Sailing Association for 17 years, and attended multiple ISAF Annual Meetings.
Involved in the sport of Sailing for over 45 years as a participant, official, and administrator.
Serves as a race official doing race committee work for many organizations including New York Yacht Club, Storm Trysail Club, St. Thomas Yacht Club, Chicago Match Racing and Oakcliff Sailing Center.
Regatta Manager for Quantum Key West Race since 2014, also Regatta Director of the Grade 1 Carlos Aguilar Match Race and managed the St. Thomas International Regatta for 14 years.
Julie San Martin – Vice President
Moved to St Croix with her family in 1957, learned to sail in Christiansted Harbor with the St Croix Yacht Club sailing program. Started early in Multihulls, sailing the Caribbean with Dick Newick, her parents, and siblings in the 1960s on the AyAy, a 40’ catamaran. Former Fleet Captain and Commodore of the St Croix Yacht Club, still sailing Multihulls. Regatta organizer, scorekeeper, and race committee member since the late 1980’s. Since 2011, she has administered the annual sailor status qualifications.
Lyn Reid – Treasurer
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Lyn has been a resident of the Virgin Islands for over 40 years. She came to the Virgin Islands to teach at Antilles School.1966 CAC medal winner Rudy Thompson, reintroduced Ms. Reid to Sailing and that became her passion. She has been involved in Sailing Regattas all over the Caribbean as a competitor and organizer. She represented the Virgin Islands in the first two Rolex J-24 Women’s World Championships and has twice served as Commodore of the St. Thomas Yacht Club. She has been instrumental in bringing major Sailing events to the Virgin Islands such as the Nations Cup Match Racing. Ms. Reid began her time with the VIOC as the Team Leader for Sailing at the ’83 Caracas Pan Am Games. She was part of the Sailing delegation attending the ’84 Los Angeles Olympics and in 1988 in Seoul, Korea she was the Sailing Team Leader when Peter Holmberg won a Silver Medal for the Virgin Islands in the Finn competition. She was also the Sailing Delegate for the ’92 Barcelona and ’96 Atlanta Olympics and was Chef de Mission in Sydney in 2000. And London in 2012. She has served on the VIOC Executive Committee as Vice President for St. Thomas and St. John and is presently the Secretary General
Meg McCarthy Deegan – Secretary
Meg is relatively new to the Virgin Islands. Member of St. Croix Yacht Club since 2006, she has enjoyed sailing, racing and being a charter boat captain in the Caribbean since then. She is the new Waterfront Coordinator at St. Croix Yacht Club where she plans to improve access to all who want to sail.
A life-long sailor, Meg has cruised New England on her family 1971 Bermuda 40 since new. She is also a member of Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, MA where she has taught in the Women’s Keelboat Racing Program on J24s for over 20 years. As a member of Hyannis Yacht Club in Hyannis, MA, she teaches adult sailing and has organized member cruises around New England.
Peter Stanton – Olympic Officer
His family moved to the USVI in 1989. Both his parents have been involved in the marine industry most of their life. He started sailing at the St. Croix Yacht Club in 1994 and had graduated through all their programs, worked as an assistant and instructor for those programs as well. He and his brothers (Chris and Scott) have been representing the USVI internationally since they were 14. In 1999 Peter became the Sunfish World Champion and has gone on to represent the USVI in 4 CAC Games, 3 Pan Am Games, Optimist worlds, Sunfish Worlds and multiple keel boat events throughout the Caribbean. He sailed for Eckerd College for four years, keeping the team in the top 20 schools, all four years. After college, Peter moved back St. Croix and became the High-school Sailing coach as well as Fleet Captain for the St. Croix Yacht Club. He continues to support all sailing in St. Croix and is actively still representing the Virgin Islands.