Meet the Team.

CJ Perez

Helm

Country: Hawaii, USA

Age: 18

Born and raised on Oahu,Hawaii, CJ Perez began sailing when she was 13 years old. She has a competitive spirit and fast growth rate, snatching an Open Skiff World and North American Championship title within her first 3 years in the sport. Foil sailing in the WASZP class, she recently won the 2021 US National Championships.

CJ is the youngest person ever to join the SailGP league. She represents the United States SailGP Team.

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Lukas Hesse

Main Trimmer

Country: Germany

Age: 22

Lukas is a professional sailor in high-performance boats and German Champion 2022. He is currently training for the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup and the WASZP Worlds. As an Opti sailor, Lukas achieved 7th in the Worlds in 2013 and was awarded Second Best Nation. He then graduated to 29er boats, taking part in the World Sailing Youth Worlds in New Zealand. In 2017, he started a four-year campaign for the Olympic Games in the 49er, but tried foiling and became absolutely hooked.

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Jann Schüpbach

Foil Controls

Country: Switzerland

Age: 21

From a very young age, Jann was sailing a small family boat in the Swiss Alps. He soon took over the helm and began sailing competitively in the Optimist class. After a successful time in the Opti and several national and international podiums, Jann continued his sailing path in the 420 Dinghy, as Crew. He is currently training in the WASZP, preparing for the European and World Championships, alongside our 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2022 campaign.

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Holly Manvell

Team Manager

Holly is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Team. She is Founder and Skipper of Clean Sailors.

Charlie Hayward

Partnerships

Charlie supports our Team with our partners and sponsors. He is Co-Skipper of Clean Sailors.