Captain Perry Phillips
Captain Perry Phillips fell in love with the water
as a toddler, swimming in his parent’s backyard pool
and boating at his grandmother's cottage near
Oshkosh, WI. In high school, his love of water
continued on the swim team, spending his summer’s
water skiing with friends, and once he realized it
was possible to actually water ski behind a 18' Hobiecat, he became interested in sailing. He then
learned to scuba dive; with that and his love of
traveling took him to the Bahamas, Egypt, Guam, Bali
and other warm water destinations.
Having spent so much time on the water, Perry obtained his Coast Guard license. He has since taught sailing on local waters--Lake St. Croix and Lake Minnetonka. On Lake Superior, he has over 3,000 nautical miles logged sailing the Apostle Islands and Isle Royale, as well as the north shore of MN, and to Thunder Bay and Nipigon Bay at the north end of Lake Superior in Canada. He has also delivered sail boats from the Sault Ste Marie Locks to Bayfield.
Perry with Michael Beans, a British Virgin Island
After teaching for several years in the Caribbean,
Perry decided to buy his own catamaran, which he
recently single-handed from St. Croix USVI to
Tortola BVI, then sailed the boat from the British
Virgin Islands to Alabama via Key West- a 1500
nautical mile journey.
Perry loves sharing the fun and challenges of sailing with others. He holds American Sailing Association Instructor ratings in Advanced Coastal Cruising, Cruising Catamaran, Bareboat Chartering, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Basic Keelboat. When he's not sailing, Perry lives in Hudson, WI.