Captain John "Rags" Wolczanski has been a sailor since childhood, with extensive experience sailing local Southern California waters, the Channel Islands, and the Western coast of the US. His passion for sailing started as a young boy sailing with his father, who himself sailed as a young man on the tall ships as part of the East Coast lumber fleet. Captain Rags began his professional career on the water in the US Army, serving in Vietnam as a tug boat captain or "Harbor Craft Operator". After completing his military service, he continued working on the water as a tug boat captain and compiled over 35 years of professional sailing experience including four years as an operations manager or "Port Captain" for Millennium Maritime. He has studied and applied a broad range of maritime skills acquired over the years from on-the-job training and practical hands-on experience in sailing, navigation, safety-at-sea, etc. Captain Rags currently holds a US Coast Guard 100 ton passenger vessel license with a sailing endorsement. He is current and certified in first aid and lifesaving. Throughout his life, Captain Rags has remained an avid sailor, is always ready to go out for a sail, whether it's a brief sail in the LA or Long Beach Harbor, a weekend trip to Catalina, or a race from Long Beach to San Diego. He currently lives in San Pedro but has lived nearly his entire life along the ocean in Southern California and for 10 years on Catalina Island. Captain Rags frequently sails on his own Catalina 36 sailboat but has recently begun offering charters on the Siren, a CT 54. Captain Rags loves to share his knowledge, experience, and love for the ocean and sailing through time on the water and relating stories of his own experiences. You're sailing experience and time spent with Captain Rags and his crew will be an experience you'll long remember and cherish.