Rick Niles has been sailing all his life and has owned numerous boats, both power and sail. He built his first boat at age 10 and never been without one since. Gentle Storm is fifth sailboat and fourth in a continual upgrade in the Catalina line.
Rick has done numerous California coastal trips and to Mexico twice, and sailed in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, South Pacific and New England. He has raced on many different types of boats on San Francisco Bay since age 14. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard captains license and would love to introduce you to the world of life on the water.