I learned to sail on a lake in Kansas when I was about nine, after my parents bought a 22ft Trailer Sailor. I love the combination of cruising and exploring new places, and I also love competing and racing. I spent three years working on an old schooner in the Caribbean, we had the most amazing Trade Wind sailing there. I enjoy coaching because I get a lot of satisfaction passing on a little bit of knowledge, and hopefully, students will want to continue to learn and enjoy the sport.

When he’s not coaching, Patrick is a Boat Builder.