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Catch the Good Jibes With Beau Vrolyk

Welcome back to Good Jibes! This week, host Moe Roddy is joined by Beau Vrolyk to chat about Beau’s top sailing lessons and experiences aboard his legendary schooner, Mayan. Beau is a member of the Cruising Club of America and is the 2022 vice commodore of St. Francis Yacht Club. Mayan is a John Alden schooner built in Belize in 1947, and was owned by David Crosby from 1969 to 2014.

Hear Beau’s thought’s on how to invite new people onto your boat, how to inspire people to be lifelong sailors, his modifications to Mayan, how close to shore to sail, and the true goal when racing.

Beau Vrolyk
At minute 23:50 Beau shares some of Mayan‘s history.
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This episode covers everything from famous boats to helpful modifications. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • Where did Beau grow up?
  • What was the first boat he sailed on?
  • How was his cruise to Panama?
  • What’s a story that shaped him about sailing?
  • How old were his children for their earliest cruise?
  • Does he prefer racing or cruising?
  • What was it like sailing with Sally Honey?
  • Short Tacks: Who’s inspired Beau the most in life?

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This episode of Good Jibes is sponsored by Svendsen’s Bay Marine.

Boat Shows are officially back in the Bay Area. Come down to Svendsen’s in Alameda on April 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., for once-a-year deals from your favorite vendors. Stick around for a DJ, food truck, and a ton of raffle prizes. Get to know your favorite names in the industry and have a great day doing it. Entry and parking are free! Get all the info at We hope to see you there!

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