Steve Benjamin, Secretary
For more than the past decade, sales manager of North Sails Milford, CT and frequently the top sales representative, managing sails for an international roster of the yacht racing elite.

Silver Medalist in sailing at the 1984 Olympics, Collegiate sailor of the Year, as well the holder of numerous world, international and national sailing titles and championships.

A seasoned entrepreneur and team builder, Steve has built his career in sales and marine services, including President of Ullman Sails East, International Sailing Products, Chairman of the Yale Sailing Association, and President of Banks Sails USA.

Since 1978 when he graduated from Yale University, Steve has managed, helmed and crewed with winning yacht racing programs on a global basis.

Steve is a Certified Marine Surveyor and frequent surveyor and appraiser of yachts and sails.

Steve’s knowledge of fluid dynamics, materials sciences, and organizational and promotional skills as well as global relationships, provide HPR with unique insights and domain expertise.

Education
B.A., Yale University

Shaun Carkeek - Technical Advisor
Designer-Carkeek Partners
Multiple World Champions-IMS, TP 52, GP 42

Bill Tripp - Technical Advisor
Several winning designs in IMS and ILC Classes
Current designer of high-performance luxury yachts

Bill Lee - Technical Advisor
• Graduated from Newport Harbor High School, 1960
• Graduated from BSME from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 1965
• Commodore of the Poly Corinthian Sailing Club
• President 'Bill Lee Yachts' 1972 to 1994
• Designed and built Chutzpah, corrected time winner of Transpac 1973 and 1975
• Designed, built, and skippered MERLIN to the Transpac course record in 1977
• Designer and builder of Santa Cruz 27, 33, 40, 50, 52, and 70.
• Member of Whitbread 60 Rule Formulation Committee - 1990
• Chairman of the original TP 52 development committee
• Commodore of the Transpacific Yacht Club 2010-2011
• Yacht Broker - Wizard Yachts Ltd and Yachtfinders/Windseakers 1995 to present.

Stan Honey - Technical Advisor
2010 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
Round the World record navigator on Groupama & Volvo Ocean Race
America’s Cup technical advisor

Mark Mills - Technical Advisor
Multiple winning designs in IRC competitions worldwide, such as Commodore’s Cup, Rolex Fastnet Race, Middle Sea Race, etc.

Alessandro Nazareth: - Technical Advisor
Designer - Vallicelli Design
• Chairman, Int’l Technical Committee of ORC
• Graduated in Mechanical Engineer, 1982
• Partner since 1986 of Vallicelli Yacht Designers, Italy
• President of Vallicelli Yacht Designers
• Designer of IOR/IMS/ORC Racers (including 2008 ORCi World Champion) , Cruisers/Racers and Series Production Yachts
• ORC Congressman since 2005
• ORC International Technical Committee Chairman since 2006
• Crew member in many Ton Cups, Admiral’s Cup,  Sardinia Cup and major international regattas
• Currently amateur-racing on a Snipe with his wife……

Jim Teeters - Consultant
Naval Architect – US Sailing
Rule technician for ORR Rule