Our Crew

Behind Sail California’s success are numerous experts with multiple talents. Learn more about the crew members of this outstanding team.

Mainstay, technical expert, and racer extraordinaire, Norman Davant has assumed a consulting role at Sail California and gone cruising!
With tons of experience as a racing helmsman, cruiser and powerboater, Pat brings a wide variety of knowledge to our team. Pat has sailed across the Atlantic several times and has gone back and forth... Read More
Heading up our new Long Beach office is Stan Gibbs – a familiar face to the SoCal racing scene. Having loads of J/Boat experience, Stan is the perfect fit for our SoCal office. Stan has... Read More
Rod started sailing and racing at the age of 12 on the Mediterranean. Once he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, he found a way to work on boats, eventually leading him to running... Read More
Wayne Zittel grew up sailing in San Diego with his family and at the San Diego YC. He is the owner/director of the West Coast J/World Performance Sailing Schools. He began working with J/World in... Read More
Growing up in Marblehead, MA, Bill Colombo has been involved with boats and sailing his entire life. An accomplished dinghy sailor as a youth, he quickly became an integral part of the San Francisco Bay... Read More