Captain Rorke started sailing olympic class keelboats 25 years ago. After graduating from Chapman School of Seamanship in 1997, he crewed on vessels on the East Coast, Caribbean, and Great Lakes. For a decade, Captain Rorke was head instructor at Chicago Sailing in the Summers and worked in his family woodworking business off season. In 2006, Captain Rorke moved to Traverse City, MI, where he restored his personal vessel, worked as a charter captain, instructor, and tallship Master.
Today, when not instructing elsewhere, Captain Rorke splits his time between Traverse City, Chicago, and locations significantly warmer.