Meet the Crew

SJS/SJY Crew Members

ROGER VAN DYKEN - Owner of San Juan Sailing & San Juan Yachting with his wife, Marlene Van Dyken

A strange and twisted—but utterly delightful—path led me here. A landlubber California farm boy, I somehow knew that I was a boater, even though I had never been aboard. Went through college, the Vietnam War, three (read more)

RICK SALE - General Manager

As a boater on Midwestern fishing lakes since birth, joining the University of Wisconsin’s sailing club was my first priority when I arrived on campus! After graduating, I chartered sailboats nearly ever year but never seemed to (read more)

SUSAN SALE - Cleaning Manager

I was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington. I migrated over the mountains for school in Seattle, and then down to Pasadena, California, where I finished my studies at the Art Center College of Design. After school my goal (read more)

DANELLE CARNAHAN - Reservations Director, Website/Advertising Manager, Office Manager

To me there is nothing quite as wonderful as an evening at anchor in a secluded cove. Over the years I have tried my hand at dinghy sailing and keelboat racing, but I have discovered that am a cruiser at heart. While I prefer (read more)

LOTHAR TAYLOR - Yacht Broker, Sail & Power Instructor

Boating has been a life-long passion for me. While growing up in the Midwest, canoe trips on Wisconsin rivers and fishing trips to various lakes and rivers, I was always happy on the water. Once out of school, I pursued a career (read more)

JERMAINE LARSON - School Director

As a native Northwesterner, I grew up sailing on a Cal 29, with long day sails on Lake Washington and summers cruising the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and north to Desolation Sound. My father later outfitted a Perry design (read more)

JENI MIHELICH - School Manager

Growing up in Anacortes, WA surrounded by a family of fishermen & crab boats, I couldn’t help but be exposed to a life centered around the Puget Sound and Alaska. After graduating high school I left the small town life to (read more)

WES KOENIG - Certified Professional Yacht Broker

I was born in Billings, Montana - you guessed it, no water. However, it all changed for the good when I was drafted in the Army and stationed at Madigan General Hospital in Seattle/Tacoma area, and worked as an x-ray tech (read more)

Caribbean Learn-n-Cruise: Catamaran or Monohull Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast Spring Guided Flotilla: 21-day Desolation Sound & Princess Louisa Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Victoria Late Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day Victoria, Vancouver, San Juans & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
February 2018 May 2 - 11, 2018 May 12 - June 1, 2018 June 23 - 29, 2018 June 30 - July 6, 2018 Aug 25 - Sept 7, 2018 Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2018
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