SOS Welcomes NZ Sailors Gemma Jones, Jason Saunders, and Social Elite Runners Club

Meet our newest SOS Champions!

Jason Saunders was one of the crew of our successful RB Youth Americas Cup Champions Team NZL Sailing with ETNZ.
He is back sailing the Nacra 17 class with his colleague Gemma Jones in their quest for the Rio Olympics.


Joining them is the SoCal Elite Running club who focuses on bringing up talent to national level in the SOCal region.


We welcome all 3 to our rehydrated world!

Want to find out more then check out their bios below:

Jason Saunders

23 years old. Jason tarted sailing at 9, represented New Zealand for the first time at 15 at the optimist world championships. Placed 5th in the 470 class at the London Olympics and now sail the Nacra 17 Olympic class catamaran with Gemma Jones. Jason was also a member of our successful RB Youth Americas Cup Champions Team – NZL sailing with ETNZ.

Gemma Jones

19 years old. Started sailing at 9 and went through the junior classes until she made the move into a catamaran at 17. Came 5th in the SL 16 catamaran at the youth worlds and now sail with Jason in the Nacra 17 Olympic class catamaran where we placed 9th in our first worlds together.

SoCal Elite Running Club

The SoCal Elite Running Club was founded in 2013 to raise the bar within the running community in Southern California. Its objective is to assist runners in reaching their competitive running goals by providing structure that allows significant improvement in their post collegiate careers. Since its arrival SCERC has already helped underdeveloped athletes become competitive on a national as well as the International level in cross-country, road and marathon racing. SoCal Elite Running Club will serve as that platform for southern California athletes who need direction and guidance to achieve their goals. These goals will be catered to the progressive development of each athlete.


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