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Ross and Janet welcome you abroad Ross and Janet Shortreed would like to welcome you aboard their boat Chateau for a wonderful tropical vacation with some of the finest sailing the world has to offer.

Ross and Janet hail from Victoria on Canada's west coast. They have extensive experience sailing the Pacific Northwest both in Canadian and American waters. Their sailing travels have taken them on a one year trip down the west coast of North America and Mexico, across to Hawaii and back home to Canada, an experience they enjoy sharing. They love sailing and their joy is infectious. Ross and Janet have a wealth of experience in the entertainment and service industries and have traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America.

Before entering the charter industry in Victoria in 1989, Ross was a teacher and a musician. Ross is a certified sailing instructor and is a patient and enthusiastic teacher. He is an excellent captain, with 20 years experience and thousands of miles under his keel. Ross is very charismatic and enjoys sharing his sailing knowledge with both novice and seasoned sailors alike.

Janet, your chef and first mate, was a small business owner before entering the charter industry. Janet was awarded the Hospitality Award in 1996. She has an incredible way with the foods of the world and through her travels has collected an array of recipes that will thrill your senses -- her desserts --- 'magnifique'. She has received comments such as "Martha Stewart could learn from Janet", "I've eaten with some of the best chefs in the world and you're right up there with them", and "Better than in most restaurants". Janet's love for sailing blossomed when she met Ross twelve years ago. She has taken numerous sailing courses and has thousands of miles sailing experience, both coastal and offshore. She is an excellent first mate, fantastic chef and a warm and bubbly hostess.

Ross and Janet will do everything possible to make this the vacation dreams are made of. Welcome aboard their 'castle' on the sea, Chateau!


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