My name is Kirk Miller and I am the owner of Captain Kirk's San
Francisco Sailing Charters. I hold a 100-ton US Coast Guard Master
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 12 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
I hope that you will come sailing with me and enjoy the thrill
and beauty of sailing on San Francisco Bay.