Stan began sailing at the age of four at the Lavallette Yacht Club on New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay. His first races were with his older sister in a small pram. As a youth sailor, he raced in many different dinghy classes. Stan graduated from Boston University in 1999 where he was an All-American and Collegiate National Champion. He worked for a sailboat manufacturer Vanguard for two years and has been employed as a professional Sailor and Sailing coach since 2001. He has experience in many high performance classes including the Tornado, Marstrom 32, Extreme 40, and C-Class Catamaran. He has won nine major championships. His offshore accomplishments include 1st in class on the Chicago-Mackinaw Race, overall winner of the Stamford-Vineyard Race, and he was with the IMOCA 60 team Estrella Damm when they set the Trans-Atlantic record from New York to Barcelona. He also coached the Boston University Sailing team for 6 years, where five of his sailors earned All-American Honors. Stan currently works for North Sails Northeast, based in Salem, MA.