After learning to sail in Sabots in Southern California, some of Paris’s sailing highlights so far include winning the 2011 US Youth Champs in the 29er and the 2010 North Americans in the 29erXX. Gary Jobson listed her on his 2012 All-Star Junior list in ‘Sailing World’. She has instructed at San Diego Yacht Club where she has won ‘Most Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year’ for the last two years. She also used to ski on the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team and surf in the Scholastic Surf Series. Paris is so grateful for the support of her friends, parents, and two brothers.
Read more about Paris here and in her own words here. NBC Olympics Bio here.
Birthplace: San Clemente, CA
Hometown: Coronado, CA
Youth Sailing: Coronado Yacht Club sailing program (Sabot), San Diego Yacht Race Team (29er)
Yacht Clubs: San Diego Yacht Club, Coronado Yacht Club
2015 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider | 49erFX with Helena Scutt
2014 US Sailing Olympic Development Team | 49erFX with Helena Scutt
2010-2012 US Sailing Olympic Youth Development Team | 29er
2010-2012 Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association Team | 29er
2010-2012 Coronado High School Varsity Sailing Team
2015 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
2013 San Diego Yacht Club: Jessop Girls Day Trophy for Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year
2012 San Diego Yacht Club: Jessop Girls Day Trophy for Outstanding Female Sailor of the Year
2012 Featured in Gary Jobson’s All Star List | Sailing World Magazine | January Issue
2010-2013 Varsity Sailing Letter | Coronado High School Varsity Sailing Team
College of Charleston | Charleston, SC | In progress
Coronado High School | Coronado, CA | Class of 2014
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My name is Ted Henken and I have twelve brothers and sisters. We live in the Deep South and have thought we were the only ones with Henken as a last name. We will be rooting for you and your partner in the olympics. Good luck.