Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer (Director)
Mollly is a 2012 Olympian who competed in the Match Racing discipline with teammates Anna Tunnicliffe and Debbie Capozzi. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, she coached at Severn Sailing Association, Annapolis Yacht Club and the US Naval Academy in Maryland. She is the current President and Clinic Director of CISA (California International Sailing Assoc). Her sailing honors include Match Racing World Champion (2011), Snipe Women’s World Champion (2011), US Sailing Team Member (2003-2015), College National Champion (2001), All-American Team (2000-2002), High School National Champion (1996).
Molly grew up sailing with her family in San Diego, CA. She began sailing in Sabots, moving on to both skippering and crewing in High School (USDHS), College (UH), Laser II’s, 470’s, Match Racing and most recently in the 49er FX. She and her husband John have two kids (Nicholas and Nora) and reside in Half Moon Bay. She loves being able to see kids learn the life-long sport of sailing and progress in their racing ability.
Todd Vas Dias
Todd first started teaching sailing in 1998 at the University of Hawaii in FJs and in keel boats. He has been a US Sailing certified Level 2 instructor since 2007. For the past ten years, Todd has taught sailing PE courses in 420s, run the community sailing program, and repaired boats for Stanford University. Whether coaching beginner or advanced sailors, from ages 8 to 86 years, Todd loves to see the joy and thrill people experience as they learn to use the wind to fly swiftly through the water. Todd has extensive racing and cruising experience within Hawaii and in Northern California. In 2019 Todd competed in the Bacardi Cup in Flying Tigers, the J88 North Americans and the Rolex Big Boat Series in SF Bay. He is also an accomplished surfer and is currently excited to be learning how to foil surf.
Hanna grew up sailing out of Encinal Yacht Club. From age 8-18, she sailed Opti’s, Splashes, Laser Radials and Full rigs. She sailed for her high school, Newark Memorial and went on to compete for her college, Cal State Monterey Bay. She worked at Stanford summer sailing for four years and was the director for two. After working at Stanford she spent a summer at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club as their summer sailing director. Hanna is a Kinesiology major and resides in Fremont.
Renee Corpuz-Lahne grew up sailing out of King Harbor YC in southern California. Her sailing career has taken her across the globe starting as a youth sailor to becoming a College National Champion with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa sailing team. She has run multiple youth sailing programs and coached many youth racing teams and high school teams. Renee has been continuing with her love of the sport thru teaching, coaching and most recently finishing up a 7 year commitment to Sausalito Yacht Club as their Youth Sailing Director. She also finds the time to volunteer as the chair of the Bay Area Youth Sailing Board , President of the RS Tera North America fleet, and sits on the Sausalito Sister City Exchange Program Council.
A strong passion for helping kids learn to love boating has lead Renee down the path of entrepreneurship. Thru this new faze of her youth sailing career she will continue to spread her love of the sport and what it has to offer our future sailors and their continued growth in this unique sporting environment.
He learned to sail on Lasers, Taras, FJ’s, 420s and many other small and large boats here in the bay. He fell in love with the sport at a young age and aside from the two weeks it took to learn the basics, he started competing in all sorts of boats. He competed in High school for Design Tech and in College for UHM on the east and west coast, as well as in various other big boat regattas around. “For me Sailing is an awesome, awesome way to get around on the water, and scratch a competitive itch, I’m looking forward to meeting you all and sharing with you the awesome experience that is sailing!”