Paul Pierre Cayard (born May 19, 1959) is an American yachtsman and professional sailor. He has competed at multiple world championship level sailing events, including the America's Cup, the Whitbread Round the World Race,the Volvo Ocean Race and the Olympic Games. In 1998 he was selected as the Rolex Yachtsmen of the Year. He has won seven world championships, twice participated in the Olympic Games and six times in the America's Cup. In 2002 he was elected into the Sailing World Hall of Fame.