article about us in "latitude 38" - July 2000
featured in latitude 38 july 2002
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"Sailing with Scott and Krista is one of the most enjoyable things we've done in Santa Cruz. Their experience is second to none and the boats are comfortable, well maintained, and a joy to sail."
- Amit Saha, IBM
"I met Krista Lighthall in 1995 while on the Chardonnay and I was immediately impressed with (Krista's) her comfort, supportive and helpful teaching. My wife and I took an intensive 8 day keel boat and cruising certification course from one of the largest and best known sailing schools in San Francisco Bay. Neither of us felt competent...even though we passed the test and received our certifications. My enthusiasms was dampened.
Last year my wife and I began taking lessons from Krista and later from Scott and now bareboat with confidence and skill. My enthusiasm is back and is growing. As my skills have improved, Lighthall Charters has grown with me by providing more advanced lessons. I look forward to the next challenge."
-Xander Abrams, PhD
"You guys are great! You gave me one of the best summers ever, and taught me a sport that is really incredible! Being out on the water is the best, and you guys made it affordable and a lot of fun, thanks!"
-Jon Goens, Rainbow Light Nutrition Co.
"I started my sailing hobby with Lighthall Charters 4 years ago. Lighthall Charters has provided me with an opportunity to sail as much or as little as I want. They have also provided me with a lifetime opportunity to sail in the British Virgin Islands. Each sail is a new and delightful experience.
If you have the every day stress or the "what to do" blues, I suggest Lighthall Therapy, the best aroma therapy (Natural Ocean Breeze), art therapy (each sail paints a new canvas with sea lions, otters, and occasional humpback whale showing it's fluke to you). I highly recommend Lighthall Charters for all your sailing needs."
- Cyndi MacDonald, Inprise
"Before I took sailing lessons with Krista Lighthall, I was insecure and quite fearful whenever my husband and I took our boat out. But after only two days of lessons, a feeling of confidence and competence had crept up on me, so much that I almost forgot I'd ever been insecure at all."
-Debra McQueen, UCSC
"If you're interested in learning how to sail...try Lighthall Yacht Charters. We did and now we have the experience and confidence to have fun on the water. We also tried their Mixer Cruises. We met a bunch of really good people that were into sailing like us and we had a ball!"
-Paul Gregory, Santa Cruz Dental Lab
"Lighthall Charters built us a custom team building adventure that brought out the best in my small team. Everyone attended and it was a beautiful sunny day not to be soon forgotten. If you are considering team building, don't do the same thing you did last year unless what you did last year was sail with Lighthall Charters."
-Alex Fielding, Ripcord Networks, Inc.
Call us at (831) 429-1970 for details, times and reservations. Private charters available 7 days a week. A Charter for all occasions.