|Jack learned to sail on his family’s Thistle, out of the Willamette Sailing Club in Portland, OR. Having previously run his own private loft, he sold to North Sails in 1995 after being approached by Robbie Haines to help take care of sailors in Washington, Alaska, Idaho & Montana.
The Pacific Northwest offers diverse sailing opportunities, and Jack specializes in helping PHRF boat owners and their crews get more out of their boats & sails. He currently competes in the J/24 and Thistle fleet in Seattle. In the past he has focused on the J/109, J/35, Thunderbird, J/24, and Swan Maxi class. Jack’s commitment to fulfilling customer needs and a strong background in sail design and production has enabled many of his clients to achieve their own personal goals.
Jacks top five sailing accomplishments include:
1985 Collegiate All-American, University of Washington
1st 1986 USYRU MEN'S SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS (Mallory Cup)
1st 1998 J/35 North American Championship, tactician
1st 1991 J/24 United States Open, San Francisco
1st 2004 Pacific Northwest Thistle Districts with wife Ann and son Peter
1st in class 2008 Swan Cup on Swan 80 Favonius - Sardinia, Italy
Jack dedicates much of his time to helping his clients in the best way possible. In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing “for any type of fish in fresh or salt water, or just planning possible outings! Also, I try to grow tomatoes in the challenging northwest summers.”
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