Skip White's expeditions have been published in leading sail magazines; he holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master 50 Gross Ton License with Auxiliary Sail and Towing endorsements, an FCC Ham License Operator, Class General.
Skip grew up around the water and started sailing at an early age in El Toro's. Later he crewed for races on the bay in San Francisco, California and also raced his own boat. He has been teaching people on the water all his adult life. He most recently singlehanded to Hilo, Hawaii from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He has owned the "Dolphin" for the last ten years, which has been restored, completed by his own work or by directing others. Skip's other interest include cycling, mountain biking, surfing, swimming and reading.
From the Skipper:
I would like to share my sailing and cruising experience with other sailors. The expedition boat is a classic Lapworth design, Islander 44. The boat is prepared with many redundant systems for safety and comfort. Over the last ten years this boat has been continually restored. It is a pride of ownership boat and does receive an occasional unsolicited remark on her pleasing looks/ lines. Many Lapworth designed boats have completed offshore voyaging and are still active and on the water today.
The expedition boat is great for learning, it's not too large a boat requiring multiple hands, nor is it intimidating for a new sailor. The boat is very forgiving which makes it a good platform to improve skills. This boat can easily be sailed by a double handed crew or singlehanded (by a more experienced sailor).