Captain Doug grew up in New York along the banks of the Hudson River where he discovered a love for the water. He began sailing in the mid 1980’s, as a foredeck hand on a racing boat in Long Island Sound and was eventually promoted to trimmer. This soon lead to summer cruising to Block Island, Newport, Nantucket, Cape Cod, and Maine. In the mid 1990’s he was invited to crew on a Caribbean charter yacht where he found trade wind sailing so appealing, that he decided to develop skills that would allow him to find work in the islands. This ultimately resulted in a USCG 100 ton Master’s license and an ASA instructor certification to teach ASA 101, 103. 104, 105 and 114. Doug loves to share the allure of the islands with his student’s and strives to give them hands-on opportunities to build their confidence under sail.
Captain Chris Yoho and Kristen Yoho
After 21 years, Captain Yoho is still sailing with his first mate and wife Kristen. They communicate well, are adaptable and love being on the water. Mostly boating in the Pacific Northwest summer and fall, they look forward to warmer winter and spring work. Not much can be a challenge for this couple after raising their amazing daughter together. Whether teaching a lesson, listening to itinerary and menus, or taking you to the best local spots, they will make sure you are comfortable, pleased and well fed. Captain Yoho has been sailing in the Pacific NW for over a decade. Instruction in boating practices and certifications, boat delivery, and being a captain are his main jobs. Showing people, his love of sailing and the open water are infectious. Many positive reviews came from this and Instructor of the Year was given to him by San Juan Sailing and Yachting in 2016. He was sent on a work holiday in the Caribbean for over a week and can’t wait to get back. Captain Yoho’s confidence and approachability are important in making his guests and students comfortable. Kristen just really loves the new world of food. Working at a farmers market for 15 years, she has been experimenting with fresh local vegetables, fruits, meats and cheeses with abundance. Cooking on boats is always a fun challenge, whether out of ingredients and needing to supplement or just being heeled over in bad weather. She loves cooking for people and is always wanting feedback and more knowledge. Captain Yoho and Kristen are fun loving, easygoing and look forward to cruising with you.
Captain Genevieve Evans is a life enthusiast with a passion for sailing and the ocean.
She is experienced with over 10,000 hours of accrued sailing in the waters of Belize, Bahamas, US and British Virgin Islands, Montana, California, and Florida. Many students have enjoyed her teaching style with fun stories, friendly atmosphere, team building, adaptable teaching styles, and she welcomes all experience levels. She is also a USCG Captain and certified American Sailing Association Instructor Evaluator, teaches 101,103,104,105,106,114. She owns and operates the first ASA sailing school in Montana.
CaptianG loves sharing her love for ocean and freedom it provides with unique experiences. She will show you the best spots, exploring exotic bays and secluded untouched anchorages, to popular exciting hot spots.
Volunteer Racer at USVI Rolex regatta, BVI Spring Regatta, Goslings BVI Summer regatta, St Thomas Summer series regattas and North Flathead Lake Summer series.
Captain Chad Crist
My first sailboat ride was an introductory sail in 2005 aboard a 23’ Seward on beautiful Flathead Lake in Montana. I was hooked from the start! I began taking lessons from a retired ASA instructor who taught me all that he knew. Since then I have continued to sail Flathead Lake every summer. I have been out in many different conditions on the lake, from smooth relaxing sailing to learning the fine arts of reefing and storm jibs! I enjoy spending weekends with my kids on the boat, anchoring in the many coves and bays around the lake overnight. I have also enjoyed trailering the boat to the North Puget Sound area of Washington State where I spent time cruising the San Juan Islands. Even though most of my experience is on keelboats, I have had the pleasure of sailing numerous dinghys with friends. My love of sailing has made me want to share this experience with others, so in 2017 I joined the team at Flathead Lake Sailing School helping to share and teach others about the joy of sailing!