“Sailing Experience Bluewater: In October of 1997, I sailed from Vermont to Puerto Rico and back, primarily single-handed with my Irwin 28. This trip took seven months, including 3 months in the Caribbean, and then in 2011 I crewed on an Islander 41 from California to Mexico. -Certified by the American Sailing Association; Basic Keelboat, 1993 & 1995: Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering -Completed Safety at Sea (certification required for TransPac race) 24 Feb 2008 -Boats owned: J 24, Pearson 26, Irwin 28, Columbia 28, Ericson 32 1989 – present -Taught sailing at Camp Common Ground 1994 & 1996 -Crewed for deliveries from Boston to Maine 1984/5 -Traveled around the world with Semester At Sea 1984 -Crewed on the Baha Haha – California to Mexico. Islander 41, 2011 Related Skills: -Trained Emergency Medical Technician -Red Cross trained in advanced life saving and water safety & CPR -Trained in crisis management and mediation -Certified PADI SCUBA open water diver -Speak intermediate level Spanish Boats & Places sailed, either as Captain or as co-Captain: -Lavezzi 40 Catamaran St. Thomas, USVI (2 weeks) 2010 -Ericson 32 San Francisco, CA (owned) 2007-2012 -Lagoon 42 Cat Greece (2 weeks) 2008 -J-80 & Bristol 27 San Francisco, CA (various rentals) 2005-2007 -Lavezzi 40 Catamaran Greece (2 weeks) 2005 -Colombia 28 San Diego, CA (owned)2000-03 -Irwin 28 Lake Champlain Vermont (owned) 1992-99 -Catalina 30 Cape Cod & the Islands, MA (10 days) 1996 -Hunter 32 San Diego, CA (1 week) 1995 -Cabo Rico 34 Eleuthera, Bahamas (2 weeks) 1994 -Catalina 30 Florida Keys, Florida (1 week)1992 -J 24 Lake Champlain, Vermont (owned) 1989 - 92 ”
Aboard since 2013
From Pleasant Hill, CA
We had an absolute wonderful time with Jan out on the bay. The boat is gorgeous and he is incredibly knowledgeable about all things ocean & boats and friendly. We had a wonderful day on the water and I am so looking forward to booking with him again!
Jan and his crew were great charterers. He is a very experienced captain, and took excellent care of Chinook for the week cruise they took around the New England waters. He was very easy to contact and communicate with both before and during the charter, and my boat was returned in excellent condition, with no damage and cleaned up very nicely. I wouldn't hesitate to charter to Jan again anytime, and would recommend him to anyone else here on BoatBound!