Like most young sailors, Isak started out sailing in Optimists. At his home club in Ephraim, Wisconsin, he transitioned to Flying Scots and was a sailing instructor, then director of the learn to sail program. Isak qualified for college nationals both as a sailor and as a coach at UW-Milwaukee. Most of his keelboat experience is from racing and cruising in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior on board the family Beneteau First 38.
At Oakcliff, Isak is excited to improve his match racing abilities and gain experience in high performance boats. Sailing will always be a lifelong sport for Isak and he aspires to make it a career.