- Dad to David and John. Jerry purchased the Alpha new in 1977
when he and his brother Steve started Christian
Sailing Incorporated (CSI) on Lake of the Woods. The
program lasted twelve years and introduced thousands of Minnesota kids
to sailing and to Lake of the Woods. Jerry still loves to sail
and spends most of his sailing time on his Sunfish sailboat at the
cabin. Jerry was introduced to sailing while living on Wake
Island in the Pacific where he sailed and raced trimarans and
catamarans. He also has sailed the Puget Sound, Hawaii,
California (out of San Diego), and the Virgin Islands.
David Larson -
David began sailing in the Pacific when he was in third grade. He was introduced to Lake of the Woods when he worked
as a skipper for CSI. Long harboring dreams of sailing in exotic
locations, David has primarily sailed and raced in
Minnesota and Canada (Lake of the Woods). He has also sailed
the Puget Sound, Hawaii, Fiji in the South Pacific, and chartered on
Lake Superior. David
also has a Sunfish and windsurfer to round out his sailing fleet.
David is also the web guy.
John Larson -
briefly as a skipper for CSI, cruised Lake of the Woods as an adult
and has sailed many miles on the trusty Sunfish sailboats at the
cabin. John has raced on Lake Minnetonka (http://www.wyc.org),
on Lake Superior, and
has offshore experience sailing out of San Francisco, Prince Edward
Island, and the Virgin Islands.
He also has a windsurfer to keep him humble. John once spent
two hours staring at a napkin chart of the Swedish Archipelago when
a Swedish friend -- Per -- explained his ferry boat runs from Yxlan
and Blido islands to Stockholm.