John is the Associate Publisher of Latitude 38, a West Coast sailing magazine published since 1977. He served two terms on the board of Sail America, was the Strictly Sail Pacific show Chairman for 10 years and national show committee Chairman for two years. He served one term on the Board of Directors of Northern California Marina Association and currently chairs the board of SailSFBay, a non-profit dedicated growing participation in sailing. In 2001, he founded the Summer Sailstice global sailing holiday.
A lifelong sailor, John learned to sail on the coast of Maine. He’s raced dinghies and keelboats, offshore and inshore. His many miles of cruising include two seasons in the Caribbean and one in the Med. Currently a member of Corinthian Yacht Club, he owns a 33 racer/cruiser for family recreational sailing on San Francisco Bay.