American Sailing Association certified Instructor with Puget Sound Sailing Institute. Hold a Master 100T Near Coastal Merchant Mariner credential with the USCG, Commercial Assistance Towing and FCC Marine Radio Operator. I’ve spent around 2,000 days at sea. When not sailing, I enjoy scuba diving and photography. After I retire from the Navy, my ultimate goal is to sail around the world, solo, unassisted, non-stop. I’ve got my eye on a Class 40 yacht.
blakelyphotographystudio.com | Instagram: @svstaygold | Twitter: @svstaygold | Tumblr: @sailingvesselstaygold
First Mate/Posi Attitude
I’ve always had a love of the water. Sailing, scuba diving, swimming, you name it and I’m there. As a mom to two young children, it’s important to me to instill this love of the water in them as well so they’re out on Stay Gold with us as much as possible. When I’m not acting as First Mate on Stay Gold, I’m running our family business, South Sound Weddings, planning our next family travel destination and spending time with my husband and children.
Instagram: @ashleyporsche | mysouthsoundwedding.com | ournextworldadventure.com
Chief Engineer/Brew Connoisseur
Marine Mechanic/Owner of Kraken Marine Services. Retired Alaska commercial fisherman. Former super yacht engineer. Lover of all things nautical. Playing in the mountains and the water every chance I get.
Instagram: @wild.lighting | krakenmarineservices.com
Being from central Ohio I never got the chance to sail growing up. After getting my ASA 101 from Puget Sound Sailing Institute it has become my biggest passion. I have furthered my skills thanks to Brian and Ashley for allowing me to crew with Stay Gold. Looking forward to the upcoming races of 2017!
Pit & Main Trimmer/Perfectly Timed Sarcasm
I have a love for the sea, adventure and testing myself.
Anker los, Anker los! Alle Mann an die Riemen ‘ran!