George started sailing seriously in high school in California. He went on to sail for four years at the University of Oregon. While there, he coordinated the team for three of those years. His senior year he was selected for the Jim Rousmaniere Student Leadership Award and elected to the College Sailing Hall of Fame. George spends lots of his time promoting youth sailing and expanding water access for everyone. As a former coach, he is now a board member for the Columbia Gorge Racing Association and the Oregon Youth Sailing Foundation. He is regularly involved regionally and internationally in growing the sport he loves.