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Bryan Chong   Founder

Bryan Chong is an avid sailor and technology executive. In an April 2012 race around the Farallon Islands, Bryan survived what the New York Times called “The worst yacht racing accident in Northern California in three decades.” He founded FiveSailors.org in memory of his five friends lost in the accident. Bryan was most recently the Vice President of Global Strategic Channels for a data center and cloud technology company. When not speaking to groups about leadership or sailing safety, he can be found in the quiet seaside town of Tiburon, California with his wife, son and enthusiastic dog.

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ashley-perrin-headshot-squareAshley Perrin  Safety Racing Editor

Ashley has amassed over 85,000 ocean miles while racing and delivering sailing yachts. Since beginning offshore racing at age 13 in the English Channel, she’s raced throughout the world in 5 Fastnets, 2 Transatlantics, 5 Pacific crossings and 2 Round Britain and Ireland races. She crewed on the winning boats for the 2006 Newport Bermuda Race (St David’s Lighthouse Division), the 2005 Rolex Transatlantic Race and the 2009 Caribbean 600 race. Ashley holds an MCA 200T Masters license and has inspected race boats since she was 15 for ISAF offshore compliance. In June 2012, Ashley and Paul Cunningham began hosting two-day ISAF Sea Survival courses in the Bay Area.

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