Commodore Linda started sailing in 1969 with a sailing class at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She bought her first boat in 1974 and has been sailing ever since.
She began leading Group Flotillas in 1988 and has since sailed the Coast of Maine, Chesapeake Bay, Caribbean (BVI’s, Windward Islands, St. Martin), Baja Peninsula (San Diego to Puerto Vallarta), Hawaii, Galveston Bay, Tahiti, Greek Islands (all of them), Amalfi Coast & Naples Bay, Italy, Sicily, Australia, San Juan Islands, Galapagos Islands, Palma Mallorca Spain and Turkey. Linda keeps finding new places to explore with sailing friends.
Linda is ASA-certified through Coastal & Bare-boat Cruising (1993). International Sailing PRoficiency ASA 2010. She has been awarded both a TPWD Instructor in Boating Safety (1999) and a Coast Guard Approved Certification (1990) as well as the Power Squadron Sailng Certificate.
Captain Julie Jacob
Captain Julie Jacob is a USCG licensed captain who has been addicted to anything having do with the water since she was a little girl! In addition to being a fantastic sailor, she is an active NAUI scuba instructor and trainer and has spent time as a white water rafting guide in Colorado, Idaho and Arizona.
Julie started sailing in college and now has over 30,000 miles on her resume including a Transatlantic crossing in 2003. She is an avid racer on anything from Hobie Cats to J22's to large Swans. These days, Julie spends the bulk of her vacation time doing offshore deliveries on the East Coast and seasonal trips to the Caribbean. Julie lives in Dallas/Fort Worth area and works in international Treasury and finance.
Julie sailed with us on both of our Greece trips and has also sailed the western Mediterranean, the BVI's, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Baja Peninsula and other Caribbean waters. This year, Julie will be hosting new adventures for LSA - a sailing/scuba trip to the Bahamas and a racing trip to the Caribbean. If you are lucky enough to sail with her, I am sure you will see why we love having Julie onboard!
Captain Dallas Rahn
Captain Dallas Rahn has been sailing since 1976 when he sailed Hobie Cats on San Francisco Bay. He has been chartering as First Mate and Captain since 2001.
Dallas completed the ASA Basic Keelboat sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat Chartering in 2005. He has sailed the waters of Italy, Caribbean, Greece, the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, San Juan Islands, the Galapagos Islands,Turkey and Spain.
As an engineer, Dallas brings an ability to fix anything on board and assist everyone with electronic equipment, such as GPS for navigation. Dallas' even temperament and charm make him a favorite Captain in foreign waters. We really enjoy having his skills and smiles on our trips!
Captain John Greenslade
Captain John has been sailing since 1964. He began as a sailing instructor. In the 70's he crewed on Sails from Florida to the Bahamas and the Abacos on several occasions. John has skippered Catamarans and monohulls in the BVI's on many occasions with family and friends. He is ASA certified in Basic Keelboat, Coastal cruising and Bareboat Chartering. Both John and his wife Debbie are airplane pilots and avid sailors. They are proof that a marriage can sustain sailors.
Captain Chuck Mensch
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Captain Rob Chatmas
Captain Rob Chatmas enjoys the best of both worlds - he lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and vacations on boats in the beautiful islands the rest of the time! How does a guy in Glenwood Springs, CO get the sailing and ocean experience?
Rob is an experienced Captain who earned his 100-Ton Merchant Marine Officer certification early in life and has owned and captained both power and sail vessels from 12-84'. He has sailed mainly in the Bahamas, the Leeward and Windward Caribbean, the Florida Keys and New Zealand. Today, he defines him self as an accomplished and laid back cruiser.
Today, Rob lives in Colorado but gets south as much as possible. Rob has led a fun life with careers as a dentist, commercial pilot, real estate developer and he was in yacht management. He says while he has retired from these endeavors, he remains an active charter Captain. Welcome aboard, Rob!
Captain Chris Rousseau
Captain Chris Rousseau started sailing young teenager with his dad on dingies, catamarans, and keelboats on north Texas lakes and he hasn't stopped sailing since. Chris's sailing resume is very distinguished.
He currently races his Olson 30 keelboat and Hobie 20 catamaran locally and hits the road frequently for regional, national and world level regattas in the J/24 class. He also competes on various yachts on the East and Gulf coasts and in the Caribbean. His Captain duties take him offshore each year for seaonal yacht deliveries from the U.S. East Coast to the Caribbean, including ports of call such as Newport, Porsmouth, Charleston, Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Bermuda and various islands of the Caribbean. Chris is a USCG licensed captain and has also done sailing charters and passages in the Pacific and Meditteranean, including two Greek trips with LSA. He is a fantastic sailor and certified sailing instructor. Top that all off with the fact that he is a great guy and we know you will want to sail with him!
When not on the water, Chris is a software developer and runs a regatta management service. He lives with his awesome kids, Rachel and Tommy, in Grapevine, TX.
Captain Clyde Weaver
Captain Clyde Weaver was introduced to sailing while serving in the US Marine Corps in NC. After his discharge from the Service, he joined American Airlines as an aircraft mechanic. Clyde was involved heavily in power boating until, by chance, Clyde overheard a conversation that two other mechanics were having about sailing and the American Airlines sailing club.
Needless to say, Clyde joined the sailing club in 1998 and, by 2000, he had learned to love sailing and had completed his ASA certifications in Basic Keel Boat, Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat Chartering! He remain an active member in AA's sailing club and assists with training new members, maintaining the club boats, also training University of Dallas students.
Clyde has captained or acted as crew on charters to Catalina Islands in CA, many of the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean, the Chesapeake, San Francisco Bay, Croatia, Italy and Spain. His smile is famous with our guests and he is a great host.
Rudy York discovered his passion for sailing in 1998 with small trailer boats and soon moved to the larger keel boats with the completion of his ASA Basic Keelboat Certification in 2003. Currently now holds ASA Coastal Cruising and Bare Boat Cruising certifications, US Navy Sailing Association Bare Boat Cruising and Watch Captain certifications, and an International Sailing Proficiency for the Mediterranean.
Rudy has sailed the waters of the Gulf Coast, Chesapeake Bay, Australia, Croatia, Palma Mallorca Spain and Italy as well as local Texas lakes. He is an engineer for Texas Instruments and lives with his wife, Lesa, in Rockwall, TX. Rudy has recently retired as a Colonel from the US Army Reserves, giving him more time to devote to sailing.
The crew that sails with Rudy reports having the best vacation adventures and are always wanting to sail with him again on his next adventure.
We sail and travel the world together.
Captain Chuck Prince
He always wanted to be a pirate and sail the ocean blue. He began by sailing the BVI's more than 5 times before 2005 when he completed his US Coast Guard Captain's License.
He then skippered over 20 charters in the BVI and Caribbean. Recently he has accumulated many more sailing destinations including the Greek Islands in the Mediterranean, Bora-Bora and the Tahitian Islands and soon to add Australia and the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday Island chain. Chuck is often requested by our passengers to be their Captain. His natural charm and affability make him a great asset to our team. Welcome on-board Captain Chuck.
Captain Sam Dalton
Captain Sam Dalton started his sailing resume with the Greek Dodecanese Islands in 2013 followed by the Amalfi Coast, the Italian Riviera 2014 and BVI British Virgin Islands in 2015. He quickly took to the sport and took the American Sailing Association Certification to become a Certified Captain.
On the side, Sam holds a Commercial Piloting License and owns a Piper Comanche 250 as well as a 2013 Anniversary model Harley Davison. Sam owns two sailboats, a Catalina 25 on Lake Grapevine and a Cal 27' on Eagle Mountain Lake.
Sam is a very calm and competent sailor. This makes him well liked among the crew who also want to learn more about thus sport. Welcome Captain Sam
Captain Greg Jones
Captain Greg Jones began sailing in Greece in 1973, while chartering in the Greek Isles. He got Red Cross certified in Germany that same year and has also completed the USCG's Advanced Coastal Navigation Course and has held a Master Navigator rating in the US Air Force.
Greg owns a MacGregor 26 on Grapevine Lake and is an instructor with his sailing club's annual sailing seminar. He has raced for several years on both Grapevine Lake and Eagle Mountain Lake.
Greg has charter sailed in the San Juan Islands, the BVI's, the Sea of Cortez (Mexico), the Greek isles, Croatia, Italy, and Spain. He has also participated in the Baja Ha Ha Cruisers Rally from San Diego, California, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Greg and his wife, Selma, are wonderful folks to sail with as their Greek and Croatia crews have told us over and over.
Captain Michael Askew
Captain Michael Askew has over 20 years of sailing and cruising experience as a sailing club and keelboat crew member and skipper. He has piloted 23-51' keelboats in the Caribbean, Greek isles, Thailand (Andaman Sea), the California coast islands and on Texas lakes.
He is certified through the American Sailing Association in Basic Keelboat and Coastal Cruising and is also a qualified skipper with the American Airlines Sailing Club, based on Lake Grapevine in the DFW area. He has skippered boats for us in Italy, Croatia, Greece and Australia.
Mike is an avid sailor as well as a pilot. He received his Private Pilot Certificate (Single Engine Land) in 1976. Mike and his family live in the DFW area where he is an engineer with Sabre. We think the world of Mike and love when he joins our groups!