Caden Scheiblauer was born in Santa Barbara, California and has spent his entire life living and residing on the beautiful Central Coast, roughly 2 hours north of Los Angeles, California. Caden comes from a family with deep ties to the water, boating, sailing and athletics. He was introduced to sailing on his first trip to the Channel Islands, 18 miles off the coast of Santa Barbara in the Pacific Ocean, when he was just 1 month old. For several years he participated in family trips aboard their sailboat, an Express 35 named Top Shelf, to all of the Channel Islands and trips in and around the greater Southern California Pacific Ocean.
Caden played many of the usual childhood sports at an early age. He developed a strong competitive spirit early and tried football and basketball and was an excellent catcher on his Little League teams. However, it was the water and sailing that captured his attention at the age of 7 years old. He began sailing US Sabots with the Santa Barbara Seashells Organization and the sailing bug bit him. After sailing the US Sabot in Santa Barbara Harbor for two years Caden yearned for keener competition and jumped into the Optimist. He joined the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation Race Team and was fortunate to be able to learn the finer art of sailboat racing from Craig Wilson and Willie McBride. He developed strong sailing skills from these great mentors at SBYSF. He sailed the Optimist for 2 years leading to a chance to represent the United States and Optimist US Team at the Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Braassemermeer, Netherlands.
From there Caden moved directly into sailing the Laser Radial in early 2014. Under the tutelage of Steve Natvig, Caden and his training buddies, who were also freshly off the Optimist circuit, excelled quickly in the Laser Radial and began to perform at a high level at local, regional and national venues. He quickly learned that the Laser Radial is a physically demanding boat allowing him to apply his athleticism, sailing abilities and mental fortitude to his success. The Laser is a true one-design dinghy. With the strict rules on equipment, the boat truly tests the fitness, skills, technique, and smarts of the individual sailor rather than the performance of the equipment.
Caden currently is a member of the Santa Barbara High School Sailing Team and the Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation Race Team. When he is not sailing the Laser Radial, Caden is practicing with the SBHS Sailing Team in FJ’s. In addition, Caden loves music of all varieties, socializing with his friends at school, hunting, fishing and all things teenage. Caden is currently working during the week on his fitness regimen that includes sailing specific, CrossFit type workouts. He has also been sailing with the US Sailing Olympic Development Program at their camps around the country and aspires to represent the United States at the 2024 Olympic Games in the Laser dinghy.