Update 6/20: STILL NOT LOOKING GOOD
We’re still on a personally imposed lockdown because Covid-19 infections are soaring in California.
Even with face masks and distancing, I think we’d be at risk. I hope to be back on the water this year, but the date is very slippery. If you’d like to schedule tentatively, pick dates after 7/15. Give me a call — 805.750.7828 — and I’ll pencil you in.
I hope that the MAGA campaign has set up contact tracing following the Tulsa rally. We could learn a lot about where we are heading if they’re ready to take care of their base and report how/if the disease spread. I’d love to learn that my fears are overblown.
In the meantime, stay safe, wear your mask, read your sailing books and try not to exhale near me.
Call 805.750.7828 for info
The best sailboat rental value in Southern California. Reserve a captained charter on Wiley for $150/hour. Or take an all-day trip to Channel Islands National Park – including lunch – for $950. Wiley can accommodate up to four passengers, and even though you’ve got a captain, you’re welcome to take the helm as much as you like. (Note: minimum age is 10. It’s a safety issue.)
Sancerre, a Jeanneau 45.2, features three staterooms, two heads, a full galley and carries kayaks for four. She’s crewed by Capt. Dan and the Bosun, who is also our gourmet chef. Hire Sancerre for a day or up to five days. We have room for six passengers. (Note: minimum age is 10. It’s a safety issue.)
For all-day or half day charters, Click Day Sail.
Or for multi-day, click Overnight Sail Charter
Or Call 805.750.7828 for more Sail Channel Islands information.
Capt. Dan offers one-on-one sailing lessons for beginners as well as experienced sailors from other regions. Lessons are tailored to your needs. If you’ve got someone you plan to sail with more than occasionally – a significant other, for instance – Capt. Dan will train you both. Private lessons make the best use of your time. You work on the skills you need and practice
until you’re both competent and confident. Most beginning sailing courses get you ready for sailing on small lakes, but this is the Pacific. Most times, this part of our ocean is benign, but you have to be ready for the times when she acts up. You also have to have navigation skills to deal with commercial traffic and occasionally tricky anchorages.
For more info, click Sailing Lessons
Capt. Dan is also Chaplain Dan and he is ready to help you tie the knot or say goodbye to a loved one with joy, care and dignity. Capt. Dan’s ceremonies are unique and surprisingly inexpensive. Weddings are typically aboard Sancerre, but can be on Wiley or at any California location you choose. Call 805.750.7828 or e-mail for information on Wedding or e-mail for information on Memorial Ceremony.
Hi, I’m Capt. Dan. I’m on the right. I’ve been sailing for more than 40 years and sailing the California Channel Islands for the last decade… MORE.
My friend, business partner and principal crew is the Bosun, AKA Cookie, AKA Dennis. He’s a gourmet chef and has also been skippering boats in these waters for 10 years … MORE