We're WCM

We're here to help you along on your sailing journey, wherever it might take you.

Founded in 1999 as a multihull sales/brokerage office, WCM expanded to include a world-class sailing school and catamaran charter operation with locations in Southern California and The Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Headquartered at Safe Harbor Sunroad Marina on Harbor Island in San Diego, WCM offers a variety of ways for you to get out on the water under sail, aboard beautifully maintained, modern sailing catamarans.

Recognizing that every sailor’s story and journey is unique, WCM has a variety of programs to engage sailors at every level. Award-winning ASA instruction for new and experienced sailors alike, bareboat and crewed catamaran charters for a few hours or a week or more, and an active sailing club to tie the community together through fun sailing options and social events. For those looking for the perfect cat for their own adventures, WCM has one of the most experienced sales teams on the planet, ready to go to work for you.

The WCM Crew

Or some of them, anyway...

Kurt Jerman

Owner & Founder

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Kurt Jerman has made his life’s work in the boating industry as a cruiser, salesman, brand ambassador / distributor, broker, working in manufacturing and running a charter operation and sailing school. He is the owner and founder of West Coast Mutlihulls, and enjoys nothing more than creating long lasting friendships with the sailors he encounters everyday as WCM guides them along their various journeys, from novices to those seeking distant horizons.

Guinevere King

General Manager / Director of Sales & Marketing

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Guinevere has been sailing and living aboard her 47’ sailboat since 2014, enjoying a bit of the cruising lifestyle in Southern California and in the Sea of Cortez with her partner – Photographer / Videographer Eddie Frank. She is passionate about sharing this unique lifestyle with others and found her calling when she met Kurt Jerman at WCM in 2018. She took over sales of charters and lessons in San Diego and Mexico in 2019, and is excited about WCM’s future as the premier Catamaran Sailing Adventure Company and ASA Sailing School.

Ann Auwerda

Reservations & Sales Specialist

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Lance Botthof

Fleet Manager & ASA Outstanding Instructor (multiple award winner)

Lance Bottof has been a cornerstone of WCM’s charter operation and sailing school since opening the doors in 2010. He loves to demystify the process of sailing for his students and charter guests, opening the door to understanding the forces at work on the boat. Lance makes sure everyone has a good time, feels safe, and develops good sailing habits that will serve them well wherever their adventures may take them.

Andy Berry

ASA Instructor & Charter Captain

Andy Berry has been teaching sailing since the 1970s, sharing his passion with generations of sailors. He loves sailing for its varied disciplines, and the dynamic nature of a sailboat in the wind and water. He makes sure everyone participates, shares roles, and loves to take a group of sailors that might not even know each other, and create an efficient team.

Anthony Austin

The Happy Captain

San Diego native, Capt. Anthony Austin, “The Happy Captain,” brings 35 years of sailing experience to every outing. His knowledge and love of sailing and of the sea is apparent in every cruise and class. He is a font of information on sailing, San Diego, and the surrounding sea and its inhabitants. He loves the sea and wants to share that love with everyone by providing superior quality and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for every client.

Eddie Frank

Photographer / Videographer / USCG Captain / ASA Instructor

Eddie has been a professional photographer/videographer for over 10 years and is passionate about exploring and living an adventurous life on the water. He is an expert drone pilot and has captured most of the photo/video content you see online for West Coast Multihulls including video cruising guides for Southern California and the Sea of Cortez. Eddie is also a USCG Licensed Captain and ASA Sailing Instructor and enjoys teaching from WCM’s three charter base locations in San Diego, Loreto and La Paz.

Sherry Schrek

WCM Operations Support

Sherry began sailing as a child in Seattle, often going on week-long excursions with her family. She windsurfed and sailed Hobie Cats in college and graduate school while earning a masters in biomedical engineering. Sherry has spent the last 25 years teaching yoga, reiki healing, and leading yoga retreats, and is looking forward to offering a day-long yoga sailing retreat this summer.

Ryan Craft

ASA Sailing Instructor & Charter Captain

And Never Forget…

There are many more members of the WCM crew working hard behind the scenes to keep the fleet humming, organized and clean. You may not see them, but they deserve our appreciation for their hard work: Kim Dumas – Kurt’s Sales Partner, Jesse Young – Maintenance, Alex Merino – The Cleaning Crew, all of our San Diego Captains and ASA Instructors, Noel at Puerto Escondido, Leah Johnson – Accounting, Christian Dumas at the video editing desk, and more.

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