Capt. Patrick has more than 40 years of sailing experience in San Francisco Bay and elsewhere around the world.

He first sailed professionally off the south coast of France in 1980. He has skippered boats in the Pacific, the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, Asia and the Caribbean.

Captain Patrick is certified in first aid and CPR. He is trained in navigation, seamanship, ship handling, the rules of the road at sea and fire safety on board. 

He holds a Coast Guard license to operate sail and power vessels up to 50 gross tons (Merchant Mariner Credential 3419345).

Capt. Patrick is a former newspaper editor and a father of two.