John Jourdane Sailing Bio
John is one of the most experienced offshore sailors in the world
In the last 60 years he has sailed over 350,000 miles
56 crossings between the West Coast and Hawaii (28 over and 28 back).
18 Transpac races and 18 return deliveries, 4 Pacific Cups and 4 return deliveries, 3 Victoria-Maui Races and 3 return deliveries
12 Atlantic crossings
3 circumnavigations including 2 Whitbread Round the World Races
Offshore races: Transpac, Transatlantic, Fastnet, Bermuda, Sydney-Hobart, L.A.-Tahiti, Victoria-Maui, Pacific Cup, Capetown-Rio, Buenos Aires-Rio, Route of Discovery Race (Spain to the Caribbean), Admiral’s Cup, Kenwood Cup, SORC, Antigua Race Week, Maxi World Championship (Sardinia), all West Coast U.S. to Mexico races, and many more
Author of 3 books, “Icebergs, Port and Starboard,” and “Sailing With Scoundrels and Kings,” and “Modern Weather for Sailors.”
Voted the Best Racing Navigator in the world by Yachting Magazine, 1993
Holds a current USCG 100-ton USCG Master’s License (since 1974)
Speaker for U.S. Sailing Safety at Sea Seminars for last 30 years (current SAS cetified)
Teacher of “Weather for Sailors” and “Expedition” classes at Orange Coast College Sailing Center in Newport Beach, CA
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