Team Riders

Team Riders work with the experts at West Coast Sailing to ensure we're offering the very best products, hardware, and rigging you need to excel in your one design racing class. These are top sailors with a wealth of experience, intimate knowledge of class rules, and a deep understanding of what it takes to compete and succeed at the highest level. We work continuously to get feedback, test product, and improve designs so that when you purchase one design rigging and hardware at West Coast Sailing, you know that you've buying the very best!

Julian Soto - ILCA Team Rider

Julian Soto is a Bay Area ILCA sailor, and winner of the 2019 West Coast Sailing District 24 Grand Prix. In addition to actively racing, Julian is passionate about coaching and helping others in the fleet excel on the water. 

Rigging Picks: EPIC Traveler and 8:1 Cunningham PRO

Billy Symes - ILCA Team Rider

Bill Symes is a Laser Masters World Champion and involved in many aspects of ILCA sailing. In addition to his own racing schedule, Bill is a key member of the Columbia Gorge Racing Association and teaches clinics at the International Sailing Academy.

Rigging Picks: 6:1 Outhaul PRO and 8:1 Cunningham PRO

Mike Ingham - Thistle Team Rider

Mike Ingham is a 9x Thistle National Champion and North Sails One Design Expert. He has one dozens of World and National championships in a variety of one design classes and is an active sailing coach.

Rigging Picks: Thistle Rigging


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