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Coupe de Vent under way Marc - Your Team Challenge Sailing Regatta was THE HIGHLIGHT of our 3 days in Santa Cruz. You have a fabulous operation there. I personally had Max as skipper my boat and we all adored him. Every team felt the same about their Captain.

Thanks so much for everything - it was a total blast. I'm happy to write up a glowing review for your website if you want it.

Hope to make this a yearly event.


Julie Hensel,
Portland Office Manager and Assistant to Jean Wilson
U&C Americas
SunPower Corporation

Hello Marc!

We all had such a wonderful time (even though my boat came in last place! I like to think we got the most out of our money! Thank you to all of the captains as well... We had Joseph on our boat and he was a blast!

I will certainly promote your company to other eBay teams.

With warm regards,

Blake Young
Strategic Shipping Partnerships Manager
Managed MP

Hi Marc!

We had a blast sailing with Pacific Yachting & Sailing! The Team Challenge Sailing Regatta was well organized and great experience. We had planned the groups to put together different personalities, even people who did not normally get along well. After the event, it sounded like each group really came together as a team...I think it also helped iron some of the differences between certain individuals. Overall, the entire group really enjoyed the sail.

Marc, thanks for putting together a great event. Also, please thank your captains for being awesome instructors/team leads. We will definitely recommend your outfit to all of our colleagues at Stanford.


Ryan Doan, M.D.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Dear Marc Kraft & Pacific Yachting and Sailing Team,

Thanks for setting up a great day of sailing on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. Your team captains Joe, Bhodi, Erin were helpful trainers, enthusiastic and easy to get along with. The sailing challenge you offered fit right in with our academy theme of risk and challenge. The challenge for some of us was learning how to sail and then putting it into practice as we raced the Yachts. And, for others it was finding the join in something they had already experienced and leading others. So, thank you it was great having this experience as a part of our journey this summer.

Best Wishes,

Santa Clara University
Senior Leadership Academy 07-08

Dear Marc,

Now that our event at the Inn at Spanish Bay is complete, I wanted to officially thank you and your organization for being a wonderful partner to us during our time at Pebble Beach.

Off the Beaten Path measures it's success as a company in large part by the relationships that we maintain with the service and activity providers that we rely upon when delivering exceptional travel experiences to our clients. As a function of this, it has always been of paramount importance to seek out the best providers and engage in relationships that maintain a watchful eye on the long term- fostering the trust and friendly relations that are so often leveraged when managing other peoples' travel experiences. It feels just wonderful to have created this kind of relationship with your organization.

So, thank-you for providing your excellent Team Challenge Sailing regatta for our group.

Sunny Cook
Off the Beaten Path, Distinctive Outdoor Journeys

Hello, Marc

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you and the staff of Pacific Yachting and Sailing, Inc. for the great team building sailing "adventure" the Thales Navigation Operations Team (and our guests) experienced.

I was with the team that had Captain Randy as our leader, and he was great - both knowledgeable and entertaining. My team's racing victory was testament to his skills. The feedback I received regarding the other two captains was also very positive and all of us had a very good time! For many of us, it was our first time on a sailboat in the ocean, so this was an excellent learning experience as well.

I will recommend Pacific Yachting and Sailing to our corporate HQ in Santa Clara for consideration for future team building activities, and if you would like to use me as a reference, please do so.

Best regards,

Shelley Fowler
Office Administrator
Thales Navigation - San Dimas, CA

Thank you for your assistance, professionalism and flexibility in setting up and executing our Team Challenge Regatta. The regatta was a huge success with our group and I am sure you will be seeing us again. I also intend to involve some of our key customers in a similar event in the fall. My best to Rick and Jeff and thank everyone who helped out. Thanks again and I will definitely be in touch regarding other events and a weekend charter for my wife and myself once we return from sailing the Canadian Gulf Islands in mid August.

Best Regards,

Erik Overby
District Sales Manager, Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals

I just wanted to write and thank you for your help and assistance in setting up the third quarter event for our marketing group here at Intel. All of the Pacific Yachting Skippers were top noche and the boats were all beautiful. Most of the comments I got back were "great", "fantastic",and "the best time I ever had at an Intel event." I still can't believe all of the compliments I'm getting on your "Team Challenge" sailing regatta.


Donna Warner
Intel Corp.

On behalf of Phoenix Technologies, as well as myself, I would like to thank you and each of your skipper's for a wonderful afternoon Team Challenge Sailing in Santa Cruz last week. All of our staff, both marketing and sales, thoroughly enjoyed the event and felt that it was a wonderful way to build relationships with each other, as well as enjoy the afternoon.The professional courtesy of each of your skipper's was very much appreciated and we hope that we can enjoy this event with you in the future.

Thank you again for all of your hospitality, support, and cooperation in pulling this event together.


Wayne Cantwell
Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific

As a Meeting Planner, I travel extensively and have experienced working with many sailing vessels ascross the country. Our recent "Team Challenge" sailing program for the Sun Microsystems was quite successful, due in part to the outstanding performance of Pacific Yachting.

I would like to thank Pacific Yachting for providing efficient service and a quality product for our client's last minute requirements. I have worked with many outstanding vessels; however, Pacific Yachtings' quality performance clearly stood out, and I wanted to acknowledge the Sun Microsystems' and my deepest appreciation.


Mary White-Malone
Meeting Planner
San Francisco, CA