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2016 – to present
2014 – 2016
Stan Picard was born on March 7, 2001 in Lille, France. The son of Franck and Regine Picard, he grew up in Hong Kong and New York with his younger sister Camille.
Stan currently attends the Lycée Jean Mermoz , high school, majoring in Science and Mathematics in Montpellier, France. He is also part of the Pôle Espoir , 420 category , which is a national elite sailing program sponsored by the French Sailing Federation.
Before arriving in France, Stan sailed optimist, a smaller boat that most sailors start with before moving on to a bigger boat with the Hong Kong Optimist National Team. When he was twelve he moved to the United States to sail with LISOT where he was coached by Pepe Bettini and Pablo Pinachelli (Panic), while he also sailed with the United States Optimist National Team . At the age of 13, Stan switched to the 420 and sailed with the LISOT 420 team coached by Steve Keen. At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year Stan moved to France to sail and train with the Pôle Espoir in Montpellier where he currently sails with Gabin Lemaître and attends the CREPS de Montpellier where he boards and does fitness training.
During vacation, Stan goes back to Miami to visit his family and enjoy the tropical weather. Stan loves traveling and the adventure of exploring new places. He often travels to attend regattas worldwide. He also enjoys sailing Lasers with the Hong Kong team when he has the opportunity to do so.