About Offshore Adventures

About Offshore Adventures
Captain Rick is a US Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain, and has been sailing for 20 years, 12 of them on Lake Michigan.  Rick loves to sail, but his passion for the last 7 years has been offshore racing. He has participated in many different events, from the Chicago Race to Mackinac, the Hook Race, The Queens Cup, The Tri-State, Chicago to St. Joe, Chicago to Michigan City, and Chicago to Waukegan.  Rick continues to compete in the Single Handed Race to Mackinac, and the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac every year.

We now have 2 J/35 racing sailboats named Alpha Puppy and Canis Major, and a Tartan 30 cruiser named Sundog.

These boats balance well on all points of sail, and respond quickly to the tiller but unlike other high performance boats, they are quite forgiving of mistakes that may be made by an inexperienced helmsman or crew.

Last year, our Tartan 30 Sundog joined the fleet.  Built more for cruising than racing, what she lacks in speed, she more than makes up for in comfort.  She is ideal for a lazy sunset sail.