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Sailing Lessons for the Salty.

Captain & Crew

Welcome to your sailing journey with Captain Genevieve and First Mate Taylor. 

CaptainG and Taylor met in Montana. Of all places...

The joint efforts of this crew will dazzle the sailing bugs in all of you... It's a glorious day at sea!

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Captain Genevieve Evans

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Salt is the cure for everything. Sweat, Tears and the Sea ~ CaptainG

Ahoy!

 

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 the1500 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 the future.

          CaptainG is originally from Montana. She has been a USCG Captain, ASA instructor, ASA instructor evaluator and professional sailor for the last ten years. CaptainG has raced, taught, and sailed in Montana, Virgin Islands, 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.

 

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 sailed away without looking back. 

 

Sailing is not right or wrong, it’s a colorful journey with challenge and self-reliance. It is a testament to you that you can continue to learn something new.

 

Picture yourself standing at the helm of your boat on bluebird day with 15 knots of warm breeze, maybe it’s an afternoon joy ride or a mission to get somewhere. Is a glorious day at sea, you are at peace, you are calm, the boat is riding the waves, and you have a big smile on your face. You have no fear because you know exactly what to do, no one is yelling at you, and you know exactly where you are going. You took sailing classes from a like minded Captain, and you are inspired. 

 

Captain G feels that good sailing captains are good leaders. There is communication, understanding, empathy, planning, organizing, listening, and command of the situation. She can be an instructor that will help you accomplish your goals and have a blast sailing. 

 

Taylor Lyon (First Mate)

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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!

Teaching methods

Auditory

"Let's talk it over"

We provide in depth instructions about each topic and you can ask questions. 

Visual 

"Show me"

We use pictures, diagrams, demonstrations to help you learn

Kinesthetic

"Let me try that"

This is experiential learning. Practical hands-on experiences

Participation

"Your Expectation"

Our goal is to provide skills, knowledge, enjoyment and certifications.

 
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