Jan G.

Owner, Santana 22, Catalina 42


Alameda, CA

Member since:

August 31, 2009

How would you describe your sailing experience? At the end of your description include a title for yourself (look at other profiles, or the about page for ideas)

On the Catalina I'm Captain Jan.

What type boats have you sailed on - or dream of sailing on? What sort of sailing do you do? Cruising, racing, beercans, YRA . . . Transpac??

Started out on a rowboat, then moved to crewing on small dinghies for my dad, then Laser, crewing and eventually helming Shark 24 (all this East coast). Since going West in 1990, have owned a Columbia Challenger (24), then a Santana 22 (YRA champion 2007 or so; twice third in Nationals). March 2009 bought a 1989 Catalina 42 which we took on the Delta Doo-Dah and then cruised to Mexico for 9 months (wife, two teenage sons and myself; occasional extra crew for passages).

If you are a private boat owner -- please describe your vessel in as much detail as you can.

Carlos is a racing Santana 22. We've taken her to the Delta and Lake Tahoe for a week at a time, but with the Catalina I suspect she'll stay closer to home now. Neener3 (that's Neener Neener Neener to you, Richard) is a Catalina 42 Mark I with all the cruising paraphernalia - watermaker, solar panels, dodger/bimini, radar, AIS, hard-bottom dinghy.

Do you have any US sailing or ASA certificates? Do you bareboat charter?

No, but I was a member of the Canadian National Sailing Team as crew in[masked] (in the Shark class, at Shark Worlds in Sweden and West Germany)

Are you disabled or have limited mobility? You'll be welcomed, but it's very important for skippers to know ahead of time to keep everyone safe while sailing (you included).



Experienced racer on small keelboats (own a Santana 22), and now also owner of a Catalina 42 which our family took to Mexico on 2010 HaHa, returning July 2011. Crew, anyone?

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