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Dave Rearick has been sailing and racing the Great Lakes and Coastal areas since his childhood. He has won many events and held records including the single handed Mackinac race from Chicago to Mackinac Island as well as the Solo Super Mac- single-handed race from Pt. Huron to Chicago (600 miles!).
Dave began sailing at age 12 on the family Sunfish from the shores of Lake Michigan. He grew up racing Hobie Cats, Lasers and the Sunfish until relocating to Maine at age 20 and taking a job with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in Rockland.
Sailing in Maine found Dave on more traditional craft from open pulling boats to large schooners and lots of variations in between. Since returning to Indiana in 1980, Dave has sailed and raced many boats, from J 24’s to Open 50’s on the Great Lakes and both coasts.
For the past 10 years, Dave has most often been seen on his own boat, the well known Geronimo. On Geronimo, along with all the various crewed races, Dave was able to pursue his passion for Single-handed-sailing and has competed in many races including 7 single-handed Chicago-Mac races and 2 Single-handed Super-Mac races held between Chicago and Port Huron, MI.
He is a lifetime member of both the Lake Michigan Single-handed Society and the Great Lakes Single-handed Society. Along with his many placing in various races, the most meaningful award presented to him came in 2004 when fellow members of the Great Lakes Single-handed Society awarded him the Mike “Laughing Gull” Silverthorne Award for the “sailor most exemplifying the spirit of single-handed sailing.” Likely the highest achievement a sailor can receive is the respect of his fellow competitors.
In 2002, Dave helped fellow single-handed competitor Tim Kent, to prepare his boat “Everest Horizontal” to compete in the Around Alone Race- A race pitting the best international sailors in a 27,000 mile race around the world, Single-handed. Dave plans to compete himself in the next international single-handed race around the world.
Racing accomplishments: 20+ Chicago Mac Races 30+ Tri-State Races 30+ Columbia Races, 7 Solo Chicago Mac Races--set the record in 1998, 2 Solo Chicago-Port Huron Races-set record in 1999, 4 LMSS solo Trans-Michigan Races, Many other races and sailing events.
Keith Logan is a native of Lake Michigan sailing. Born in Chicago and then moving to the delightful shores of Michigan City on the Southern tip of Lake Michigan, Keith has been a sailing professional for over 25 years.
In 1983 Keith founded Michigan City Sailboat Charters. M.C.S.C.'s is currently the largest charter fleet on Southern Lake Michigan. Their popular 3 day sailing school has graduated over 4,000 students through their courses. For seven of those years Keith also taught the sailing course at Indiana University (South Bend Campus).
Keith remains to be very well known in sailing circles around the Great Lakes. He attends and participates in all of the major boat shows and has a business relationship with many Great Lakes sailing brokers. He vigorously keeps abreast of the latest makes and models along with many custom manufacturers.
Over the years, Keith has sold a vast number of yachts (both sail and power) and has commissioned over 1,000 new and used vessels. It is obvious that Keith loves sailing. He has worked with many enthusiasts that share his passion. This is why brokering sailboats is such a great fit for him.
Keith's personal service and high degree of professionalism has been the key ingredients to his success. Keith looks forward to many great years with The Mariner Network and desires to turn many boaters passion into a lifestyle by finding them the right boat and making their purchase a pleasant experience.