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.