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About

Meet The Captains

Captain Kirk
My name is Kirk Miller and I am the owner of Captain Kirk's San Francisco Sailing. I hold a 100-ton US Coast Guard Master Mariner license.
 
I have over 30 years sailing experience including 20 years experience sailing San Francisco Bay and one ocean crossing.
 
Over the years, I have taken many people sailing on San Francisco Bay. Sometimes it is going under the Golden Gate Bridge or circling Angel Island or sailing lessons to prepare for bare-boating charters. I enjoy every sailing trip and make sure that my sailing guests have a great time as well.
 
I have a Masters Degree (Civil Engineering) from Stanford University. I have recently retired from a 20 year career in the engineering field to pursue my love of San Francisco sailing. I sail because I enjoy sailing, and I have purchased two boats that I enjoy sailing every day.
 
I have cruised and raced extensively (Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, California coast, British Virgin Islands, Mexico). In April 2006, I helped deliver a boat across the Pacific, from the Galapagos Islands to the Marquesas (French Polynesia). The trip was 22 days and we covered over 3000 miles. In October 2008 we started an eight-month trip to Mexico, covering over 5,000 miles along the Pacific coast and into the Sea of Cortez.
 
I am a certified instructor with American Sailing Association (ASA) for basic keelboat (BKB), basic coastal cruising (BCC) and coastal navigation. I have taught at several San Francisco sailing schools. Whether sailing offshore or a simple Alcatraz tour, I can provide instruction for various levels.
 
I am married with two children (ages 16 and 14). The entire family enjoys sailing San Francisco bay and I have taken the kids on numerous sailing trips in San Francisco Bay and on an extended trip to Mexico.
 
I hope that you will come sailing with me and enjoy the thrill and beauty of sailing on San Francisco Bay.
Captain James
Captain James Fahlbusch has been sailing for most of his life and currently holds a 50-ton US Coast Guard Master Mariner license. James has logged over 10,000 ocean miles, delivering boats across the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the east coast of Australia. He has traveled extensively, visiting 33 countries on 6 continents and has made sailing an integral part of many of those experiences. James has taught sailing both in the US and in New Zealand, where he worked as a crew member on former America's Cup yachts.
Captain Doug Workmaster
Captain Doug Workmaster’s love of the sea started with a childhood visit to Mystic Seaport. Doug’s father likes to remind his son of the temper tantrum he threw when it was time to leave. Captain Doug’s selective memory now only remembers the joy of boats that was sparked at this early age. From this early age Doug developed a connection with water and sailing vessels.
 
Doug’s father is responsible for Doug’s first exposure to the pleasures of sailing as he was an active crew member of a racing yacht growing up on Lake Ontario. When Doug arrived in the Bay Area in 1988 he immediately started racing boats on San Francisco Bay and along California’s coast. Captain Doug is an avid singlehanded sailor and history buff.
 
Being a sailboat captain is Doug’s second great passion in life. His first passion was photographing people for advertising and design clients based out of his studio in San Francisco. Though he no longer pursues assignment photography he does continue to express his creativity by photographing landscapes, boats and people.
 
Doug believes in the healing power of Mother Nature. He spent 17 years working as a white-water raft guide - guiding people with disabilities alongside other volunteers for Environmental Traveling Companions. He holds a fervent belief that attitudes are the real disability.
 
Captain Workmaster lives on an Alden 31 that he is slowly refitting. He plans on sailing the boat actively once the restoration is finished.
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