Sean Doyle

  • Hometown: Kailua, Hawaii
  • First Boat: O' Day 25
  • Favorite Boat Music: Jimmy Buffet, "Son of a Son of a Sailor"
  • Favorite Yachting Experience: All of it. I have sailed in 5 of the 7 Seas and have enough open ocean sailing miles to circumnavigate the globe twice around. My favorite sailing location was in Zadar, Croatia. My favorite moment - spraying my crew with champagne at the finish of the Sydney to Hobart race.
BIO: Sean Doyle is the head broker of Ala Wai Yachts. He started sailing at 7 years old out of Waikiki Yacht Club. During his adolescent years, Sean started racing nationally and internationally in 420s and 29ers. He won his first national championship at 14 and set a record as the youngest skipper to ever compete in the Transpacific Yacht Race. Since, Sean has accrued tens of thousands of offshore sailing miles and competed in many Pacific Cups, Transpacs, Sydney to Hobarts, and yacht deliveries all over the world. Sean is the manager and skipper of Waikiki's newest sailing tour- the "Waikiki Trimaran". He holds his USCG 100 ton Captain's license and has cruised the Hawaiian Islands extensively.

Dick Olsen

  • Hometown: Cut Bank, Montana
  • First Boat: Ericson 29
  • Favorite Boat Music: IZ, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
  • Favorite Yachting Experience: I spent 25 years living and working in Europe. During that time every summer I would charter a a boat for two weeks in the Mediterranean. Over the years I have sailed all over the Med. My favorite locations were in Turkey.
BIO: Dick Olsen is Ala Wai Yacht's Kauai Broker. He began sailing in California in 1964 while at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California. He subsequently became involved in racing at Stanford University, served as a sailing instructor for the American Red Cross, and purchased his own own 29-foot sailboat. Since, he has accumulated fifty years of sailing experience on the San Francisco Bay in California, adjacent offshore regions, and the eastern Mediterranean. Dick has completed all non-elective courses offered by the U.S. Power Squadron qualifying as an Offshore Navigator and is also qualified as an American Red Cross Sailing Instructor and has completed the American Red Cross courses in Basic First Aid and CPR. He holds an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence with commercial endorsement, UK Maritime Radio VHF/GMDSS Short Range Certificate, and has completed the RYA First Aid and Basic Sea Survival courses. Dick is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and holder of an Extra Class radio amateur license, call sign KH6DO.

Greg Martin

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • First Boat: 1967 Bristol 32, Hull #3
  • Favorite Boat Music: Toad the Wet Sprocket, "Windmills"
  • Favorite Yachting Experience: Surviving a confrontation with the Chinese Coast Guard in disputed waters of the East China Sea near the Senkaku islands while to Taiwan. They approached us, hailed us on VHF ch 16 and ordered us to acknowledge that we were in Chinese waters, in which we replied by hoisting the Stars and Stripes. Scariest moment of my life.
BIO: Greg Martin is a broker with Ala Wai Yachts and instructor and manager of Sail Hawaii International. Greg holds a USCG 100 ton Captains license and brought the pirate ship “Treasure Seeker” to Hawaii. A US Navy veteran and former school teacher, he teaches a Captains license preparatory course at Windward Community College. Greg ran a sailing school in Okinawa for several years, has done deliveries in Japan and Taiwan and still maintains contacts across the ocean. He’s always up for doing another delivery to Asia!

Parker Johnson

  • Hometown: Reno, Nevada
  • First Boat: Hobie Cat 18'
  • Favorite Boat Music: Willie Nelson, "Highwayman"
  • Favorite Yachting Experience: Sailing upwind at night in 20+ knots, on a boat delivery from Kauai to Oahu after the Kauai channel race; Everyone on deck sick as dogs from the heavy seas without any navigation instruments but Orion's belt to guide us safely back to Oahu for one of the most welcomed sunrises of my life.
BIO: Parker Johnson is a partner broker at Ala Wai Yachts. Born right outside of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, there were plenty of opportunities to venture into sailing. He began sailing at age 13 on a Hobie 18' trailering the catamaran to various lake sailing venues in northern California and Nevada. After graduating with a degree in Business Marketing and Spanish, the Pacific Ocean and memories of his grandparents’ house and marine life in Maui called to his sailing soul. Giving into persistent call of ocean Parker moved to Kailua, Oahu in 2012 to pursue a sailing career in Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii Parker has become a Dive Master in scuba, US sailing instructor, and lifeguard. Parker is a member at Kaneohe Yacht Club and avidly participates in weekly races around Oahu as well as interisland races and deliveries.