Captain Jerry has been sailing for over 50 years and has owned four yachts including Whimsea, this Hunter 44. He spent 4 years cruising the world, and managed to survive the loss of his boat in a hurricane in the Tasman Sea. As such he is avid about safety and preparedness. He's got lots of great stories to inspire you to go cruising. He has been sailing in San Francisco Bay for over 40 years, and loves to share his boat and the sailing experience on the bay with friends and family. He is a licensed doctor in Urology, and a licensed aircraft pilot. He was a Captain and Flight Surgeon in the US Air Force. He is also a certified diver and a proud father of two sons. He is committed to environmental protection and dedicated to conserving the ocean resources.
CAPTAIN LAUREN EISELE
COO, CAPTAIN, HOST, CREW and COOK
Captain Lauren has over 40 years of experience sailing, and cruising around the world. She loves sailing in San Francisco Bay and exploring the world by boat. She is a USCG Licensed Master Captain, and has been racing and teaching in San Francisco Bay for over 30 years. She is a professionally certified instructor for both the American Sailing Association and US Sailing organizations, and specializes in helping clients gain confidence in their skills, and teams improve their communications, teamworking and leadership skills. She is adamant about safety and has advanced first aid/CPR certifications, training in emergency response, firefighting and wilderness rescue, and is a certified diver. She is also an environmental scientist and has worked for both the ports of san francisco and oakland, and loves sharing her knowledge of the local environment and maritime heritage of the bay. She speaks French and Spanish as well.