Cyril Derreumaux | Modern Sailing

Cyril Derreumaux

General Manager, Sausalito

We are pleased that Cyril Derreumaux has joined the team as our new General Manager of Modern Sailing Sausalito. Cyril is a dynamic and entrepreneurial business leader and an adventurer who has a passion for being on the water.

Cyril currently holds the Guiness World Record for the fastest crossing of the Mid-Pacific from California to Hawaii in a 4-man “Classic” Ocean Rowing Boat, with another record pending for his solo crossing in 2022 unsupported on a 100% human-powered 23-foot kayak. 

A native of France, Cyril speaks five languages. He has a Master’s Degree in International Business from ESCP-EAP European School of Management. He has held product management, business development, and general management roles in the auto, tech, wine, and sailing industries.

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  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

    Rolf Zingg
  • Emma & George Stubbs, Sausalito

    We just took our ASA 106 at a school in Rhode Island as we prepare for 6 months of cruising in the Caribbean. The class was great, but more than anything it made us really appreciate the quality of teaching and rigor at Modern Sailing. Even though we were the newest to sailing, the group seemed to think that we had the best fundamentals. We felt very well prepared and we see why Modern Sailing has the reputation it does.

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

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