grew up on the shore of the Puget Sound near a small town named Vaughn. He learned to sail with his dad at the age of five and has been sailing ever since. At the age of 22 bought his first ocean-going sailboat, named Hoy Hoy. With his boat, he thoroughly explored the Puget Sound and the San Juan islands and made passage to San Francisco Bay from his home waters. From the Bay Area, he sailed Hoy Hoy to Mexico and the Sea of Cortez, as well as a passage to Hawaii. With his current sailboat Chae Mi, he has made a windward “clipper route” passage from Cabo San Lucas to San Francisco, which entails sailing offshore 700 miles to gain favorable winds. This fall he intends on making another trip to Mexico and will again return via the offshore route in spring. Casey has sailed and worked to maintain Freda B for five years and he loves her like one of his own! He has crisscrossed the bay almost a thousand times and knows its currents and winds intimately.