The mission at Live the Sail Life is to build an inclusive and welcoming sailing community that connects sailors of all levels of experience through a shared love of the sport. I believe that everyone should have access to the knowledge and resources needed to confidently participate in the sailing world.

This platform provides a central hub for communication, education, and information-sharing, where sailors can additionally learn about each other, meet new crew and boat owners, and expand their sailing resume. It prioritizes safe and respectful communication that does not require personal information, while also promoting awareness and action towards environmental conservation.

At Live the Sail Life, I believe that sailing is more than just a hobby it's a way of life that brings people together and fosters a deep appreciation for the beauty and power of the sea.



I embarked on my sailing adventure in 2019 as a curious photographer with a keen eye for capturing the elegance and beauty of sailing. Little did I know that this journey would transform me into a competitive sailor and member of the community.

Initially, my interactions with fellow sailors were confined to the digital realm, as I connected with local sailors on social media through my photography. The warmth and openness of the community transcended the virtual barriers when we finally met in person.

I learned sailing events are more than just the races themselves; the after-race gatherings revealed a tight-knit family of passionate sailors.

But I also came to understand there are too many disconnected sources of information and too few opportunities for sailors to expand their connections. This website was born from the idea of both bringing people together and centralizing the wealth of information scattered across the internet.

Its primary mission is not to replace existing resources but to act as a beacon, guiding sailors toward the information and community they seek.

My goal for this website is to bring the sailing community together, providing a hub for knowledge, events, and connections. The goal is to empower our community to work smarter by streamlining access to the trove of available information and opportunities.

Sailing is more than a pastime; it's a way of life, and together, we can navigate it with greater ease and unity.


ADVISORY Committee

Jim Barber


Jim Barber is the recently retired President/CEO of the Hospital Association of Southern California. He has served as the Chairman/CEO of several for profit and non profit companies, including start-ups AllHealth and Modern Health Services, and on the boards of several health companies including Verity and Solheim. He is a lifelong sailor, previous member of Alamitos Bay YC and Los Angeles YC (Staff Commodore) and currently is a member of California YC and Cruising Club of America. His current boat is a J-109, Feleena.
James Lee


James Lee has a USCG Master License and is an ABYC-certified Master Technician. A former offshore sailing instructor for the Naval Academy, he has sailed in Europe, Mediterranean and East and West US Coasts including a transatlantic crossing. He also retired at the rank of Captain, US Navy. He is the Vice Commodore of King Harbor Yacht Club for 2024 and currently owns two boats, Mare'zia (a Wauquiez Centurion 40) and La Mer (an Excess 11 catamaran), both of which he actively races and cruises in SoCal.
Dan Murphy


Dan Murphy has been a business trial lawyer for 42 years and was chair of the litigation department of a major international law firm for 12 years. He is experienced in advising company management and boards on difficult issues and was himself a board member and president of a national youth organization. He started racing with his J105 Cuchulainn and now races his J125 Javelin..
Marie Rogers


Marie Rogers is an accomplished studio teacher in Los Angeles, working over 20 years with the LA Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl and over 30 years with the LA Opera as well as for films, tv, commercials, music videos and live theater. Her sailing accomplishments are numerous and include being the second woman to be the commodore of the historic Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC) where she established a sailing school and LAYC Community Sailing as well as spearheading this nonprofit ORO (Offshore Racing Outreach) which competed in the 2023 Transpac as Team Good Trouble. She is the 2021 BoatUS/National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) Leadership in Women's Sailing Award recipient and the Southern California Yacht Association (SCYA) Peggy Slater honoree. Lastly, she serves on the board of US Sailing as well as the National Women's Sailing Association and is also a Director at SCYA where she chairs the Inclusive Boating Committee. She currently owns a Nelson Marek 55 (Marie).
John Rushing


John Rushing is a premier trial attorney, oral advocate and partner with Rushing McCarl. His experience as a litigator and startup founder allows him to bring comprehensive legal insights to companies and individuals seeking aggressive representation. John is also a competitive sailor and has crewed a Transpac, rounded Cape Horn, sailed to Antarctica, and been a member of the U.S. 11-meter sailing team. He currently owns a Farr 30 named Menace.

Live The Sail Life
322 Culver Blvd #1159
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Telephone: 310-853-3691