Captain Mark.

Captain Mark Bettis has been sailing for 40 years, and began sailboat racing at age 12 on a Ranger 26 in Bellingham, WA. He has sailed and raced extensively on San Francisco Bay, including several seasons as owner of the j/29 “Smokin’ J.” He worked in the fishing industry in Alaska and spent a few summers cruising the beautiful waters of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. He is also is a PADI certified SCUBA instructor. Mark now owns a 37 foot cruising boat, and plans to sail around the world in the coming years. Read More

Captain Mark Bettis has been sailing for 40 years, and began sailboat racing at age 12 on a Ranger 26 in Bellingham, WA. He has sailed and raced extensively on San Francisco Bay, including several seasons as owner of the j/29 “Smokin’ J.” He worked in the fishing industry in Alaska and spent a few summers cruising the beautiful waters of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. He is also is a PADI certified SCUBA instructor. Mark now owns a 37 foot cruising boat, and plans to sail around the world in the coming years.

Previous Experience

BOATING EXPERIENCE: Extensive sailboat racing experience, San Francisco Bay, Santa Barbara, CA and Bellingham Bay, WA, spanning forty years March 2016 - Present: Part time sailing instructor and charter captain Spinnaker Sailing, Redwood City, CA June 2016-present: Part time charter captain, 65 foot motor yacht, Just Dreaming Charters, San Francisco, CA June 2016: Delivery of 36 foot trawler Sausalito, CA to Eureka, CA 1991 – 1994 Piloting of 57 ton converted seiner, Bellingham WA to Powell River, BC 2014 – 2015 Piloting of 65 ton trawler, Sitka AK Summer 1983: Tenderman, Schenk Seafood, Alakanuk, AK Ran 36’ fish buying tender on the Yukon River Delta Summer 1979: Deckhand/pilot, 34 foot yacht, Anacortes WA to Alert Bay, BC VESSELS OWNED: 2015 - Present: “Shannon” Pacific Seacraft 37 Yawl 2013 – 2015 “Smokin’ J” j/29 Sloop 2009 – 2011 Sea Ray 190 Runabout 1986 – 1988 IMP 24’ Sport Fisherman 1985 – 1988 16’ Hobie Cat

Professional Background

In addition to his extensive nautical experience, Mark has a 15 year career as a sales leader in renewable energy.

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San Mateo, CA

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