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The Captains

Our Team

Several of the area’s finest captains help John and Mary a few days per week. Captains Kay Bakke and Jim Neumann of Duluth and Captains Jen Lanzer, John Mayers and Andrew Sauter Sargent of Bayfield are all highly experienced sailors.

Kay offers her skills as a lifetime boater and teacher. Jim is a retired journalist and lifetime boater with extensive single-handed wooden boat experience. John has been a sailing charter captain in the area for over 20 years, involved in bareboat charter certification training and advanced offshore skills training. Andrew grew up on a boat similar to Esprit and has sailed across the Indian Ocean.

They are all very easy to be around and have a nice way about them.  We are proud to have them as part of Dreamcatcher Sailing.

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back row: Jen Lanzer, Jim Neumann, Andrew Sauter Sargent, John Mayers, Kay Bakke
front row:  owners Mary & John Thiel