Paul LaMarche Owner/Captain The man who makes it happen! Paul founded Let's Go Sailing as a hobby in 1984. He found sailing and his passion at the age of 22 in Subic Bay, Phillipines while stationed there in the United States Marine Corps. His first charter boat was a Ranger 23' that never ended up getting a name. After taking a trip to Hawaii, he saw the catamarans come in and out of the beach and realized sailing full-time could be a real career. He then decided to purchase a larger boat to make his charter dreams a reality. He sailed his Hunter 54, Kaholo Makani throughout Puget Sound. As he continued on, his passion for sailboat racing grew. when he sold Kaholo Makani and purchased the 70'ft yachts we have today, Obsession and Neptune's Car. He still races during fall, winter, and spring, and occasionally skippers the yachts when they are doing charters in the summer. If you have enjoyed one of our sailing experiences, this is the man to thank.

Paul LaMarche

Owner/Captain

The man who makes it happen! Paul founded Let's Go Sailing as a hobby in 1984. He found sailing and his passion at the age of 22 in Subic Bay, Phillipines while stationed there in the United States Marine Corps. His first charter boat was a Ranger 23' that never ended up getting a name. After taking a trip to Hawaii, he saw the catamarans come in and out of the beach and realized sailing full-time could be a real career. He then decided to purchase a larger boat to make his charter dreams a reality. He sailed his Hunter 54, Kaholo Makani throughout Puget Sound. As he continued on, his passion for sailboat racing grew. when he sold Kaholo Makani and purchased the 70'ft yachts we have today, Obsession and Neptune's Car. He still races during fall, winter, and spring, and occasionally skippers the yachts when they are doing charters in the summer. If you have enjoyed one of our sailing experiences, this is the man to thank.

Joey General Manager/Captain As you can see, Joey was raised on the water. Even at a young age he loved sailing and driving boats in the Seattle area. His first official job on the water was as a Sailing Instructor at Seattle Yacht Club. Though teaching on 14 foot boats was exciting, he always had his eyes on the big yachts. So he ditched his flip-flops for Sperry's and worked as a deckhand until he got his U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License. When not driving sailing yachts, he travels the world as an Entertainment Host on cruise ships. But even after 7 Continents and 63 countries, he still considers Seattle home.

Joey

General Manager/Captain

As you can see, Joey was raised on the water. Even at a young age he loved sailing and driving boats in the Seattle area. His first official job on the water was as a Sailing Instructor at Seattle Yacht Club. Though teaching on 14 foot boats was exciting, he always had his eyes on the big yachts. So he ditched his flip-flops for Sperry's and worked as a deckhand until he got his U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License. When not driving sailing yachts, he travels the world as an Entertainment Host on cruise ships. But even after 7 Continents and 63 countries, he still considers Seattle home.

Ted Captain Ted became interested in sailing in 2007, after working as a guide in Southeast Alaska. He moved to Seattle, took two sailing lessons, and bought a Catalina 27. With the help of his friends, Ted became involved in yacht racing and began to explore the Salish Sea on his boat, "Lucy." Through boat ownership, Ted developed an interest in the trades and in 2010, he attended wooden boat building school in Port Townsend, WA. Since then, Ted has completed schooling in the premedical sciences, and plans to apply to medical school. Sailing off of Seattle's waterfront is how Ted likes to spend his summers. He enjoys meeting people from all walks of life, and introducing them to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest through sailing. This will be Ted's 10th year working with Let's Go Sailing.

Ted

Captain

Ted became interested in sailing in 2007, after working as a guide in Southeast Alaska. He moved to Seattle, took two sailing lessons, and bought a Catalina 27. With the help of his friends, Ted became involved in yacht racing and began to explore the Salish Sea on his boat, "Lucy." Through boat ownership, Ted developed an interest in the trades and in 2010, he attended wooden boat building school in Port Townsend, WA. Since then, Ted has completed schooling in the premedical sciences, and plans to apply to medical school. Sailing off of Seattle's waterfront is how Ted likes to spend his summers. He enjoys meeting people from all walks of life, and introducing them to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest through sailing. This will be Ted's 10th year working with Let's Go Sailing.

Rowan Captain Rowan is a lifelong sailor, born and raised on Vashon Island. He began his professional sailing career as a sailing instructor in the Pacific Northwest. An avid sailboat racer and yachtsman, Rowan just loves being on the water. In fact, when not working on our yachts he sails his own boat around Puget Sound. When wintertime comes around, Rowan is a lover of back-country skiing and is a self-described mountain man. But this time of year he ditches the snowboard for sailboats, and loves every minute of it.

Rowan

Captain

Rowan is a lifelong sailor, born and raised on Vashon Island. He began his professional sailing career as a sailing instructor in the Pacific Northwest. An avid sailboat racer and yachtsman, Rowan just loves being on the water. In fact, when not working on our yachts he sails his own boat around Puget Sound. When wintertime comes around, Rowan is a lover of back-country skiing and is a self-described mountain man. But this time of year he ditches the snowboard for sailboats, and loves every minute of it.

Kasey Dockside Administrator Another Seattle native among our team, Kasey is a proud Viking graduate of Western Washington University. She is a lover of hiking and getting outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When not on Pier 56, she travels the world working with Holland America Line. An avid dog lover, clothes designer, and just all around great person. Stop on by the booth and say hey to Kasey!

Kasey

Dockside Administrator

Another Seattle native among our team, Kasey is a proud Viking graduate of Western Washington University. She is a lover of hiking and getting outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When not on Pier 56, she travels the world working with Holland America Line. An avid dog lover, clothes designer, and just all around great person. Stop on by the booth and say hey to Kasey!

Tyler Captain Tyler has worked with Let’s Go Sailing for 4 years, starting in 2012. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s of Inland Waters License and currently attends the California Maritime Academy in pursuit of a Third Mate’s Unlimited Oceans License. Tyler has been an integral part of the maintenance team at Let’s Go Sailing and continues to work on the development of training programs in compliance with the company’s mission and safety management system. Tyler’s goal is the delivery of enjoyable Seattle cruises with the safety of the passengers, crew, and vessels as his highest priority.

Tyler

Captain

Tyler has worked with Let’s Go Sailing for 4 years, starting in 2012. He holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s of Inland Waters License and currently attends the California Maritime Academy in pursuit of a Third Mate’s Unlimited Oceans License. Tyler has been an integral part of the maintenance team at Let’s Go Sailing and continues to work on the development of training programs in compliance with the company’s mission and safety management system. Tyler’s goal is the delivery of enjoyable Seattle cruises with the safety of the passengers, crew, and vessels as his highest priority.

Quinn Deckhand A 2nd-year crew member, Quinn is a Senior at Western Washington University, where he plays Ultimate Frisbee and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In the winters he enjoys getting lost in the powder at Mt. Baker, re-emerging in the summer to sail around his favorite corner of the world in his home city of Seattle.

Quinn

Deckhand

A 2nd-year crew member, Quinn is a Senior at Western Washington University, where he plays Ultimate Frisbee and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In the winters he enjoys getting lost in the powder at Mt. Baker, re-emerging in the summer to sail around his favorite corner of the world in his home city of Seattle.