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OWNER Captain, Gregory Heroux

Masters Limited <60 Tonnes: Lake Superior. Senior instructor/evaluator, ISPA Sail and Power. English & French.

Captain Gregory started sailing at a very young age here in Thunder Bay. When he was 10 his father and uncle purchased a 23ft sailboat. "We sailed often and Lake Superior became a huge part of my childhood." Greg moved away in his early 20s and travelled the world for the next 15 years. Wherever he went he would always head to the marinas and boat yards. In 1999 Greg moved back to settle in Thunder Bay, and, with his father they established Sail Superior. In 2001 they purchased their first 40ft sailboat. Many years and thousands of sea miles later, Sail Superior has grown into a small fleet and become a full time business, "and my love for sailing is rewarded season after season, year after year".

Captain Leanne Miller

Masters Limited <60 Tonnes: Lake Superior. English.

Leanne Miller spent her childhood aboard boats on Lake Superior and the west coast of Newfoundland. In 2005, her family purchased a 38 ft sailboat on which she has since completed many voyages across Lake Superior. Her love for sailing grew in 2010 when she began competitive racing on a 37 ft sailboat out of the Thunder Bay harbour. Since 2010 she has raced many different sailboats around the world from Lake Superior, St Maarten, and New Zealand. She most recently completed a month-long sailing adventure in the South Pacific Ocean of New Zealand. Leanne’s passion for sailing continues to grow as does her desire to share it with others.

Captain Paul Whipp

Masters Limited <60 Tonnes: Lake Superior. English & French.  

Passionate about the outdoors and adventure, Paul's interest in sailing and all things wind began at a young age. He grew up windsurfing in the summers and kite skiing in the winters. Later, his family inherited a dinghy sailboat and Paul used it to explore every corner of the small lake he sailed it on. Paul's passion for the outdoors landed him in Thunder Bay, studying Outdoor Recreation and Biology at Lakehead University. His travels and learning have taken him dogsledding in the Arctic, backcountry canoeing in remote areas, hiking 900 km across Ontario's southern point and sea kayaking the north shore of Lake Superior. His most recent adventure on the big lake was a 12-day sailing and research trip from Thunder Bay to the Slate Islands and back. Living and working on Lake Superior, Paul has developed a love for it. He has jumped at every opportunity to explore Superior and share it with others.