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Mission Creek Sail Tours

'Imi Loa

'Imi Loa means to "seek" or "explore" in Hawaiian. That's really what we hope to do in the long-term. Seek out new adventures and to explore where no boat has gone before!

We bought 'Imi Loa in 1996. She's a 34 foot, 1988 Catalina cruising sloop, an ideal San Francisco Bay boat and quite possibly the most popular cruiser/racer in its size range on the Bay. A stiff and comfortable yacht with many amenities, it comfortably accommodates up to seven people. While the C-34 sails well in the typically heavy San Francisco summer winds, it is easily handled by a couple.

In 2000, I decided to take the next step and go semi-professional. US Sailing offered an Instructor Qualification Clinic and in March of that year, I started teaching Basic Keelboat at Club Nautique in Alameda. One thing ultimately led to another and in June of 2004 I received my USCG 50-ton Masters license.

In the spring of 2005 I started Mission Creek Sail Tours. If you're interested in private or group sailing lessons, Bay tours or daysails, longer charters or need a boat delivered anywhere on the West Coast, you can check out MCST's spiffy new web site or drop us a note.

  Greg, Cathy, and Kichwa Tembo Beagledog

P.S. I'm sorry to report that KT Beagledog lost her battle with cancer in October of 2001. It took a while, but Gomez and Lily Beagledog joined our crew in December of 2003 and are currently learning the ropes.

During the 1999 Catalina 34 National Regatta

The Captain and First Beagle
Not your typical day on the bay

First Mate
At least the wind's picked up some