Meet Our Team

People make the difference

Robert Norvell

President

Robert Norvell is a native Floridian, who grew up sailing small boats all over Florida.  He attended undergraduate at Boston University where he experienced enough cold weather to convince him that Law School at the University of Florida was his only chance to thaw out.  He has been in private practice here in Palm Beach
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Hillary Oswald

Vice President

Hillary grew up in Michigan in a family of sailors; both her dad and grandparents were avid sailors.  Hillary did not inherit the sailor genes, but she is married to a professional sailor and is a sailor-mom extraordinaire. Hillary has witnessed first hand how sailing can quickly transform young lives through the experience with her
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Sue Slater

Secretary

Sue Slater grew up in the Chicago area sailing Sunfish in the summers on Lake Michigan. Moved to the West Palm Beach area in 1982. Served as CFO of a multi-million dollar corporation until I decided I preferred self-employment. Retired in August 2019 after 25+ years of self-employment. I have been involved with youth sailing
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Tom Homberger

Treasurer

Tom enjoyed sailing small boats on Biscayne Bay before getting hooked on windsurfing in the mid-80’s. Working in board shops through high school and as a certified windsurfing instructor during college, he shared his passion for the sport with hundreds of new sailors. Tom is a graduate of Florida State University with a Masters in
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Carolyn Ansay

Director

Carolyn Ansay is an environmental attorney with a focus on water quality issues.  Her law practice is focused on representing non-profit and governmental organizations.  She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami and law degree at the University of Florida.  While living in Miami she was an active participant in UM’s sailing club.
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Gonzalo Crivello

Director

Originally from Rosario, Argentina Gonzalo started sailing Optis at age 9 winning the 1986 Team Racing Nationals.  After Optis he sailed Cadets and then  Snipes.  In 1992, he represented Argentina at the Snipe Junior Worlds where he finished 5th after an unfortunate OCS that costed him the regatta. He continued sailing Snipes and big boats
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Kyle Assad

Director

Grew up in Rhode Island sailing at the Greenwich Bay Sailing Program in optimists, sunfish, and Club 420’s. With an undergraduate degree from Boston University, a Master’s Degree in International Education from American University and an MBA from the Fisher School of Business at THE Ohio State University, Kyle’s professional background spans a career in
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Francois van Well

Director

Born and raised in The Netherlands, sailing small dinghies on the rivers, built small sailing and racing keel boats in early teens and went to boarding school in Wales, UK for two years and headed up the sailing team there consisting of Lasers and Laser 2’s in 1986-87. Graduated from Delft University with MSc in
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