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About Go Sail Virgin Islands and the crew

Sailors, Leaders, Mates

STAY SALTY, GO SAIL VIRGIN ISLANDS!

At Go Sail Virgin Islands, we have very high standards for the quality of your experience.

  1. We only use boats that are well maintained with air conditioning, generators, and water makers.
  2. We only hire USCG Captains /ASA instructors with advanced experience sailing, teaching ASA courses, and local knowledge of the Virgin Islands and beyond.
  3. Communication and support through and beyond your ASA Bareboat Certification to Advanced Courses and Bareboat Charters.

Our policy is once your sail with us, you are our part of our crew forever. This means we are a constant resource through your sailing journey. We offer special discounts to ASA members when you a bareboat charter with us. Charter companies like to see the students have completed courses with Go Sail Virgin Islands because they know you are competent.

– Captain Genevieve Evans, CEO

 

Meet our Captains & Crew!

We look forward to sailing with you. Our goals are prepare you for Bareboat Charter, Adventure, Explore, Build Your Confidence, Help You Gain Experience, Master the Sailing Skills and learn from advanced ASA experienced instructors! Be ready to plan your adventures and sail anywhere…

Captain JT Quinn

“I have sailed to every island in the Caribbean”

Captain JT first started sailing while living in New Zealand. He is a Certifies ASA instructor with the American Sailing.  It is worth mentioning he has instructed over 60 ASA courses, to hundreds of students in the Virgin Islands. He is a kind patient knowledgeable Captain who is fun and excellent at snorkeling!  He brings not only years of cruising experience from the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Spanish Virgin Islands, he has also spent time working on yachts all along the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean, and the Med.  He has crossed the Atlantic Ocean, sailed to every island in the Caribbean, and transited the Panama Canal.  Whether it’s long, open water passages or cruising the islands, JT loves to share his stories and knowledge about sailing.

JT holds a USCG license, RYA Yachtmaster, and is a certified ASA instructor.

Captain Trevon Baker

“Everyone learns a great deal while having a great time!”

Trevon’s introduction to sailing was on Flathead Lake in Montana. He was asked by a client to come crew on a sailboat during a club race and was hooked on sailing from that moment on. Thirty years later, he continues to race, teaching new crew members every season. He has sailed the San Juan Islands, Mexico, Florida and the Virgin Islands. Trevon began chartering bareboat many years ago and fell in love with the Virgin Islands. He has acquired multiple ASA Instructor certifications and his USCG Captain License, furthering his passion to share the sailing lifestyle. Previous clients have so appreciated his sailing knowledge and teaching style, citing that he is knowledgeable, patient, considerate, and encouraging. Not to mention his sense of humor and stories! Check out his 5 star reviews on google.

Captain Trevon holds a USCG Master 50 ton, sailing and towing endorsements with STCW and is a certified Advanced ASA instructor for 201/203/204/205/206/214/218

Captain Jalil Jacallen

“We’ll go where you want to, and do the things you’ve been dreaming of.”

Captain Jalil grew up in Alaska, the son of an engineer on ocean-going tugs and fishing vessels. Captain learned to sail in the Åbo archipelago in Finland while in grad school, and has been sailing his own boats ever since. In 2017 he retired early from software consulting and started sailing professionally right here in St Thomas, USVI. He is a USCG licensed captain (OUPV) and an ASA certified instructor 201/203/204/214. The Captain has made several off shore passages to share stories about. He is very knowledgeable about the local history and ecology, and loves to share sea time with fellow enthusiasts of wind, water, and wildlife.

Captain Genevieve Evans

“Salt is the cure for everything, sweat, tears, and the sea.”

Captain Genevieve is the founder of Go Sail Virgin Islands. Captain G feels that good sailing captains are good leaders with communication, understanding, empathy, planning, organizing, listening, and command of the situation.

Captain G is originally from Montana. She has raced, taught, and sailed in Montana, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Martinique, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, and Belize on small and large cruising monohulls and catamarans for over a decade.

Owning two sailing schools keeps Captain G busy. She spends summers managing Go Sail Flathead Lake — and winters Go Sail Virgin Islands.

Teaching sailing became Captain G’s purpose through sailing voyages, when she realized she is the person that walks towards the fire, not away. When the opportunity to lead the life of a sailor, filled with epic adventure, a bit of the unknown, she grabbed this purpose unicorn and set sail for the horizon.

Captain Genevieve holds a 50 TON Near Costal USCG license and is an ASA Master Instructor with STCW II/3.

First Mate Stephanie

“I like help out wherever I can”

Stephanie grew up in the land of 10,000 Lakes AKA,  Minnesota. Her summers were spent boating, swimming, fishing, or catching sun rays at the beach with friends. She has always loved being on or near the water, it’s her “happy place”.  Now she lives in Montana near Flathead Lake and spends her summers sailboat racing with her better half, on their J24 “Sisu”.  She was introduced to sailing a few years ago when Trevon said “Let’s race in the Montana Cup Regatta” She received a crash course in sailing and racing that weekend and has been enjoying it ever since.  After spending time in the Virgin Islands, she’s hooked! She looks forward to every charter as an exciting new adventure to explore the islands and make new friends.

Captain Barry White

“I love meeting new sailors and not only teaching them but learning from their experiences.”

I have lived in the Midwest all my life, from city to rural.  It wasn’t until I started dating my soon to be wife that her brother took us waterskiing on a little lake in Topeka that I found my joy of being on the lake!  I’m married with three kids who are all out of the house as of recently. Our weeknights and weekends have been spent out on the boat with the kids.  Five years ago, a good friend of mine invited me out on his sailboat and I was all in! Coming from a construction background, the mechanics of working with the boat however the wind will allow is amazing!  I’ve been sailing the lakes of the Midwest and the cruising waters of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean acquiring ASA certifications.  I particularly enjoy seeing the joy that sailing brings others as they find new adventures.

Captain Barry holds a USCG license and is a certified ASA instructor.