Jim Foyer started messing around in boats here in Southern California in the very early 60s. He was racing boats in Marina del Rey before there were any slips there. He has raced all over the United States, but mostly on the West Coast. He’s taken second place in the Ensenada race, first Place in the San Diego race, third place in Transpac (as a navigator). He was a member of Windjammer’s yacht club, it’s Commodore in 1973, California yacht club, St. Francis yacht club, and currently Del Rey yacht club.
Jim is a Staff Commodore of ASMBYC, SCYA, past president of PHRF of Southern California, Past president of USPHRF, served on the Board of Directors of USYRU (now USSA), was a US recognized judge, as well as a US recognized PRO. He also served as the principle race officer for area J (Southern California).
Jim has been selling boats since 1988, starting in Ventura, but working most of the time In Marina del Rey. He’s a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and the Tailhook Association. Along with sailing, he’s an avid aviator having owned several different airplanes and fully instrument rated. His knowledge of celestial navigation, while useful, at one time, has given way to the GPS, but somewhere in the closet, there is a sextant.
Sailing today, however, is done in a Grand Banks trawler, but it does have a steadying sail.