Our Crew

Ruth Esmond

Ruth Esmond – Office Manager

I have always lived close to the ocean and couldn’t imagine it any other way. Growing up on the Northeast coast of England, I have fond memories of my time at the beach … regardless of the weather. Did I mention the weather? Cold, wet and windy describes it but it didn’t stop me from playing for hours on the sandy beaches or deter me from running into the freezing cold North Sea for a swim.

When relocation to Los Angeles, CA became an option almost 24 years ago, there was only one stipulation – I had to live by the ocean and ended up living my dream in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, my time at the beach has consisted of bike rides up down the bike path, relaxing at one of the many waterside restaurants and sitting on the sand watching the dolphins and the sail boats. I had never been on a sailboat until I came to work at Blue Pacific Yachting almost 5 years ago and it’s easy to understand the attraction. Nothing compares to the feeling you get when you round the corner and head out into the open ocean. With the engine turned off, the sails up and all your troubles left on shore, you are greeted by the best view of Los Angeles, from the ‘other’ side. I love it!

Geza Sinkovics

Ellie Sherwin-Carr – Associate

I grew up in Nottingham, England, and have always loved being on the water. Growing up, I spent a lot of time at the ocean, and lived on the small island of Jersey off the south coast of England for a number of years.

When the opportunity to move to Santa Monica came, I knew it was where I wanted to be, and it was right on the water. I really enjoy being on the water, and always look forward to my next sail.

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you achieve your nautical goals. If you're just starting out, or hoping to increase your experience level and skillset, we'll get you there. Blue Pacific Yachting has served the Marina del Rey community for more than 30 years. With Sailing instruction, powerboating courses, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. Plus, we have a beautiful fleet of boats to bareboat charter. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.


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