Fun, Relaxation, Privacy,

Meet Your Crew:

Columbia Sailing would like to welcome guests of all ages aboard Puelche. We are ready to help create your vacation of a lifetime.

Captain Rod holds a US Coast Guard Captain’s License and an American Sailing Association Instructor Certification. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Captain Rod began his sailing career in the early 70’s sailing and racing in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In the late 1980’s, he moved with his family to the Pacific Northwest where he continued to pursue his passion, competing and sailing on the beautiful Columbia River. Since 2008, Captain Rod has sailed and raced extensively on Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Canada, and Southeast Alaska.

First Mate Christina Bird-Macaya has been sailing since 1998 accompanying her Captain-husband throughout their Northwest adventures. A retired teacher, First Mate Christina has logged hundreds of hours on water both as assistant to the Captain and hostess to their guests of all ages.

They invite you to experience the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest waters aboard their 46 ft sailing vessel, Puelche.