Captain Pat Nowak is a veteran sailor with thousands of miles of Great Lakes sailing.  He participates in the Wednesday Night Races hosted by Bayshore Yacht Club in Holland, MI for the last twelve years and has competed successfully in numerous annual races such as the Hospice Cup, the Anchorage Cup, and the Clipper Cup race across Lake Michigan.  He has also participated in several NOOD One Design regattas on the Atlantic off of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

An emphasis on safety, ship control, sailing efficiency, and the sharing of sailing knowledge are all part of the experience that Captain Nowak endeavors to provide with each day sailing cruise.  Each trip commences with a brief review of safety procedures so that each passenger understands how important safety is to the enjoyment of the sailing experience.  Captain Nowak holds a Masters license from the US Coast Guard.