Interview with Jack LaSalle by Jenny O’Hara
What sailing experience did you have before you came to OCSC?
I crewed a few times for a friend who owned a Hobie Cat but I really did not gain much knowledge of the basics of sailing.
What do you like about sailing?
Leaving the stress and trials of every day life at the dock when you cast off and shifting your focus to the wind, the boat moving through the water and the conversation with friends on board. The issues of life are there waiting for you on the dock when you return, but somehow you have a better perspective of them after having been on the water for a few hours.
What brought you to OCSC?
When my wife and I decided that we wanted to learn how to sail, we did some research on the various sailing schools in the Bay Area and concluded that OCSC has hands down the superior choice. And our expectaions have been exceeded.
Why did you decide to become a member?
I liked the OCSC approach to making sailing affordable and non-pretentious. The focus here is on sailing rather than on prestige.
What sailing goals do you have?
My next goal is to learn how to use a spinnaker. At some point I would also like to get certified for coastal passagemaking.
What do you do when you’re not sailing?
I have a wealth management consulting practice.