Captain & Crew
Captain Genevieve Evans
Salt is the cure for everything. Sweat, Tears and the Sea ~ CaptainG
12 years ago, Genevieve Evans, CaptainG, had an itch that could not be denied. She sought out to explore her curiosity of sailing by jumping on a boat with someone she barely knew and sailing throughout the 1500-mile journey through the Bahamas for six months. On that journey she realized a few things about herself; 1. The typical corporate life was not fulfilling for her. 2. There is pure joy in finding purpose. 3. There’s no possible way she could go through life without sailing in her future.
CaptainG is originally from Montana. She has been a USCG Captain, ASA instructor, ASA instructor evaluator and professional sailor for the last ten plus years. CaptainG has raced, taught, and sailed in Montana, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Martinique, St Lucia, Bahamas, and Belize on small and large cruising monohulls and catamarans.
CaptainG absolute favorite place to sail is on a new adventure. The very nature of a sailor is exploring the unknown, with challenges. Owning two sailing schools keeps CaptainG busy. She spends summers on Flathead Lake at Go Sail Flathead Lake, winters teaching in the Virgin Islands at Go Sail Virgin Islands, and off time in new waters.
Instructing Sailing became CaptainG's purpose through sailing voyages. She realized she is the person that walks towards the fire not away. So, when the opportunity presented itself, a life of a sailor, a life of epic adventure, a bit of unknown, with the ability to teach, she grabbed that purpose unicorn and set sail for the horizon.
Captain G feels that good sailing captains are good leaders. There is communication, understanding, empathy, planning, organizing, listening, and command of the situation. She is the Captain and instructor that will help you accomplish your goals and have a blast sailing.
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Taylor Lyon (First Mate)
Meet Taylor, first mate, extraordinaire! As first mate, or ‘firstie’ as he refers to the title, Taylor delights in assuring students’ expectations are exceeded, and they leave the boat with a thirst for more sailing adventures.
Like many in the sailing community, Taylor up and quit a perfectly reasonable and stable career to quench his wanderlust. Setting out across the Pacific ocean with complete strangers and a 42 ft sloop, and no sailing experience, Taylor cut his sailing teeth on a 9 month, 8,000 mile voyage that ended in New Zealand.
Convinced that this wasn’t enough, he has since crewed on a pirate ship (see laFantasticapirateship on instagram) across the Caribbean from Florida to Cartagena, Colombia and on some fishing vessels here and there.
From there Taylor has been honing his sailing skills as a charter skipper in the summer months on Flathead Lake in beautiful northwest Montana. He enjoys zipping to shore on the dinghy (yes he embraces motors), hitting our favorite snorkeling spots or just barbequing some steaks with you as we enjoy an unforgettable Virgin Island sunset. May we meet soon, friends!