Jr. Staff Commodore: Mick Moore
With parents as members of the San Diego Yacht
Club in the early 60’s, Mick was introduced to sailing at an early age when his father would
provide boat deliveries up and down the California Coast.
He and his friends would often ditch school and
“Borrow” a stray Catalina 27 and set off towards the Coronado Islands hoping to return in time to
escape detection by the boat’s owner.
Mick and several others would often "play race" aboard a schoolmates fathers' 67’ Ketch
“Wizard of Bristol” against Dennis Connor’s “Freedom” when Dennis and crew were busy
practicing for the 1980 Americas Cup in San Diego Bay, much to the irritation of both racing
we were so cool, out there close hauling this huge Ketch alongside these beautiful America’s Cup
Boats in the bay. I’m sure we annoyed the hell out of Dennis and the other boats that were out
there practicing, but we didn’t know any better."
Mick enjoys racing his restored vintage IOR
Ranger 37’ ‘Masquerade’ and runs a private Sailing Charter for people
visiting San Diego.