Proud Recipient of the ASA Outstanding Instructor Award! John and his wife Cyndi have just finished a five and a half year around the world cruise. They departed Beaver Island and headed out the St. Lawrence for what became a 42,000nm and 48 countries adventure. A bit over half the trip on their Moody 46 cutter rigged sloop followed by two years on their Lagoon 440 catamaran. Cyndi is a fantastic chef and is very versatile in all operations onboard.
John has a rather diverse background. Undergraduate from Univ. of Mich., Medical School at MSU, plus 17 years in the USAF/ANG. He is an Orthopedic Surgeon (ret), a Flight Surgeon, and a pilot. He has been racing sailboats from the age of nine and has over 20 Port Huron-Mac and Chicago-Mac’s under his belt. Holds USCG 100 ton Master Captain and is a certified ASA instructor on multiple levels. Personally has well over 50,000nm of offshore experience as captain. John is also author of the children’s adventure sailing story “Tommy Tiller and his Dog Rudder”.