USCG Master of Oceans
Mark grew up on Clearwater Beach sailing local waters since he was a child. His passion for sailing took him across the Atlantic Ocean when he was 15 years old. In 1986 Mark participated in the USA Bicentennial sailing operation on a Square-Rigger. Early on in his career he skippered a number of large sailing vessel deliveries worldwide. Captain Mark has an established 37-year career as a Merchant Marine Master on vessels up to 50,000 tons DW. He helped to design and build the "Schooner Clearwater". Captain Mark is always enthusiastic to share a true schooner sailing experience with you onboard.
USCG Master Inspected Vessels Auxiliary Sail
Captain Georges' 35 year love for sailing began when he took a job renting Hobie Cats in the Florida Panhandle. One of his most cherished sailboats was a wooden 81-foot Gaff rigged schooner he owned and operated for a number of years. Captain George has sailed large catamarans out of Clearwater Beach along with professional sailboat deliveries to the Caribbean and back throughout his long sailing career. He looks forward to sharing his joy of sailing with you on the "Schooner Clearwater"!
First Mate Zach
Zach was raised locally enjoying all aspects of the beach. When he ventured into the workforce his jobs always involved working in or around the water. Currently Zach is in training for his Captains license and sailing endorsement so he can skipper Inspected Vessels. Every sailing excursion onboard the Schooner Clearwater brings a new and unique experience to Zachs sailing background.