4.8/5 stars 12 reviews
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About Gary

“I am a retired IT executive and I have a passion for sailing that I have pursued for the past 20 years. In the last 2 years I have single handed sailed over 200 times. I love to take guests and teach people how to sail. I call sailing my wave therapy. Come experience wave therapy with me. ”

Aboard since 2016

From Redondo Beach, CA

Reviews of Gary (12)

  • Charlie

    Had a great day on the water! Gary was very personable, experienced, and flexible to our sailing interests. Thanks Gary - looking forward to doing that again!

  • Sina

    It was a great experience and fun for the whole family. Gary is great so friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely do again.

  • Matt

    Gary was very pleasant to have aboard, incredibly accommodating, and knowledgeable. That said, we booked “no captain” with the expectation of bareboat chartering, Grace, his very well maintained, and comfortable Catalina 36, but when we arrived, Gary informed us he would be joining us on the boat - but that I could take the helm and “captain”. Miscommunication aside, Gary is a pleasure to sail with and had an incredible time sailing Grace. I would highly recommend booking his Catalina 36. Also, parking was very easy for our 3 cars at the marina.

  • Joshua M.
    Joshua M.

    Gary is very cool!!!! He was accommodating in every way possible. Thank you Gary you are truly an amazing person!!!!

  • Debbie

    Our family went out for a sail this past Sunday to scatter the ashes of my father. He loved the ocean and he wanted the Pacific to be his final resting place. We chartered with Gary and his beautiful sailboat to help us fulfill this emotional and difficult task. I can not really express how compassionate, understanding, respectful, patient and helpful Gary was with all members of our family on board. He was extremely professional, and at the same time close and personal. My brother was the captain, (he is certified) and Gary said that he would be part of the crew. We all tried our hand at steering the boat and adjusting the sails. Gary added levity to our day at sea when needed, and made wonderful suggestions when were having a hard time proceeding with our task at hand. At the end of the day, we shared a light meal with Gary as we returned the Catalina 36 to her dock. By then we all so comfortable with him. It felt like we were old friends. We could not thank him enough as we departed. He made sure that we accomplished our goal safely. His boat was in perfect condition and clean as a whistle! All in all it was a peaceful, wonderful sailing experience under trying circumstances. Along with my family, we all thank Gary and his Cat 36 again and again. We could not recommend him more to anyone who would like to charter his boat.

  • Quentin

    Grace is a great daysailor, but in no way a safe overnight cruiser (at the time of writing). The description needs a few adjustments:
    - has no chart plotter and is missing the most basic instrumentation (wind indicator, depthmeter, etc.). We found out at check-in, after full rental amount was already paid...
    - windlass is not working, it is a pain to anchor
    - BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT DECEPTION: there was only 20gal of fresh water on the boat, not the 85gal advertised. A major safety breach in my opinion.

    The boat otherwise sails and motors great, batteries are new, fridge a good size and the dinghy a satisfaction.
    Gary is responsive and friendly, only problem was to discover all that did not work with him at check-in.

  • Alex

    Great boat, great "crew" (Gary), easy rental process. My group of two intermediate sailors and two newbies were all very happy.

  • Cubby

    Cant thank Gary enough. A good sailor and better man. Boat is convenient and ready to sail. Great charter! Thanks!

  • Chuck

    It was a fantastic time hosted by a fantastic captain. Great experience on the water.

  • Isaac

    What a wonderful sail we had. Gary and I had a wonderful time! Nice and easy sail up the coast and saw two whales! Gary is a great sailing mate and fantastic company. We traded off on captain duties as well as sail duties. We had a much better day than all the land dwellers on a Friday afternoon despite the fog! You should try it too! Thanks Gary - Isaac Stone

  • olivier

    Gary -
    Thanks a million for yesterday's outing!! It was great to get back out on the water, and the kids all had a great time. Your boat was the perfect size, had everything we needed, and was easy to sail. Plus having you there made it a lot less stressful trying to dock it for the first time. We'll definitely reserve it again!

  • Victor

    Thanks so much for your kindly service and support. My friends had very good time on your boat.