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Available Crews

Tripp Holmgrain
210-363-4950
trippntx@aol.com

Experience:

Very much a novice, but am eager to learn. Will be taking ASA 101 in early January. Have been sailing 4-5 times only.

Raymond Brostowicz
512-769-8758
rbrostowicz@gmail.com

Experience:

3 Initial ASA Courses +1 year of racing on a J29 on Lake Travis with the Austin Yacht Club.

Michael Hess
808-282-4596
hessimages@gmail.com

Experience:

45 years experience… Designer/Builder of Sailboats… 4# J-35 Nationals, 2# International 14 worlds, 2# Transpac’s, 4# Cabo Races, 4# Big Boat Series, 2# America Cup Teams as Builder, Worked with Denis Connors and Peter Isler…  New to Texas as of February 1st via Oahu, Hawaii… Looking to Trim, Drive, Teach or Tactics…

Preston Bezant
817-360-4868
me@prestonbezant.com

Experience:
You bring the boat, I’ll bring the beer!
New member, 31 year old with 10 years of racing experience. Started in college racing on the sailing team (420’s) and then about 6 years racing (everything) at Austin Yacht Club. I have a catalina 22 but am looking to crew to meet people at the club.

Melanie Benson
512-550-5076
mbcd4588@gmail.com

Experience:

22 ft keelboat previous owner but have not sailed in past 4 yrs. Previous crew for occasional racing.

Tina Simek
512-393-4766
tina_simek@yahoo.com

Experience:

Have owned 4 sail boats all under 15’. Know how to sail not good with terminology. Last year got a captains license through American sailing in West Lake so I could rent a sailboat. Want to sail just not own a boat!

Carol Whitaker
425-442-5492
cepwhitaker@gmail.com

Experience:
I sailed small sailboats every summer as a teenager, Mirrors and Hobie Cats. Have crewed on and off since then. Certified Divemaster, avid open water swimmer, so comfy in/on/around the water.

Mary Van Zant
512-787-8713
marywhale@gmail.com

Experience:
Sailing keelboats, sailing dinghies. I grew up sailing in Connecticut on 12 – 50 ft boats. I crewed on races at the Austin Yacht Club. I sail a dinghy at Canyon Lake regularly.

Campbell McNeill
512-221-4637
me@campbellmcneill.com

Experience:
Around 30 years racing and cruising from lasers to offshore on 50ft yachts.
Not sailed in Texas but sailed in all weathers in Scotland and Ireland.
I’m a tall guy so might be a bit large for some smaller boats.

Jen & Brooks Bourland
765-618-3928
 jenniferbourland1@gmail.com

Experience:
We are new sailors who fell in love with the sport during the 2019 Adult Learn to Sail Class at LCYC.  We have experience sailing on relatives’ 44 ft Beneteau in Trinidad for one week.  Brooks has experience sailing Sunfish and Lasers as a  counselor at Kanakuk Kamps in high school and college.  We are eager to learn and would love the opportunity to gain experience by crewing for you.

Andrew McCarty
361-945-1480
andrewmccarty357@gmail.com

Experience:
Well versed in Benneteau-25 (J-24 like), one design racing.  all positions foredeck , trimmer jib, main, kite, to helm.   Thailand  2011-2016.  Very active monthly racing with 4 multi-national regattas/year.   TransWorlds. Sailing/racing since 12.  50 years experience.  sunfish, laser, 420, hobie16.  north american quarter tons 5th, 1974.  worlds 13th 1975.  Corpus Christi Yacht club member 1972-1980.  active keel boat racing throughout.   hobie-16 3rd texas states 1980 b class.  TORC ranger-37 1970-73.
available for cruising any time.

Sebastien Laroche
832-370-5470
sebastienalaroche@gmail.com

Experience:
Sailed in college at UF (FJs and 420); used to own a 21 foot sailboat O’Day.

Charlie McDougal
210-459-1079
pc12charlie@gmail.com

Experience:
Sailed small boats many years ago. Very little time on larger boats. Looking for opportunities to sail and learn. I can steer a course or follow instructions.

Donald B. Litzenberg
858-207-7561
donaldbusssa@gmail.com

Experience:
Learned to sail in 1967 in Turkey. Bought. A Sunflower sailboat in West Berlin Germany in 1972.
Joined Convair Sailing Club in 1991 in San Diegp CA. Bought a Hanse 371 in 2004 and sold it in 2010. Was sailing OPB until moving to San Antonio in 2017.

Phillip Strauss
512-961-6476
phillip.strauss@gmail.com

Experience:
2 years racing J/24 with Austin Yacht Club on lake travis.

Stephen Saint-Vincent
830-460-0809
stevestv@me.com

Experience:
I have sailed everything from FJs to 12 meters (Newport Beach YC 1986 workup, Eagle US-60 and Magic US-38). I have experience as trimmer (main, jib, spinnaker), helm and tactician. I have done some bow work, and can adapt quickly.
My sailing experience was out of Long Beach, CA

Gary Clark
210-692-4105
rudygmc@gmail.com

Experience:
From 2011 – 2014, I raced 3-4 times a week while stationed in Long Beach, CA.  Weekly Beer cans on Kirby 30 in Alamitos Bay and on a J-30 in MDR.  Offshore to Catalina and San Diego on a Jenneau 44 as often as I could.  Culminated in a delivery back to Long Beach from HI post Transpac 2015. Experienced in all boat positions (to include bowman).  I’ve been sailing on and off for almost 30 years. I miss it and would love the opportunity to enjoy the water again!

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