The Perfect Team - extensive sailing experience offering great hospitality

Captain Arthur and Chef Sherri fully embrace the sailing lifestyle and are excited to share their experience of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands with their guests. For the last 30 years, Arthur and Sherri have been sailing together. From their first date on a Wednesday night sailing race in Santa Barbara, California, to cruising with their three children throughout the Caribbean. Arthur and Sherri, owner/operators, are in their eighth season of chartering on Green Flash.  Their enthusiasm and hospitality will surely make your cruise or vacation an experience of a lifetime!



Captain Arthur McNary

Captain Arthur is a lifelong sailor growing up and learning to sail in Ventura, California.  He has sailed throughout California, the Channel Islands, Caribbean, Bahamas, Mexico, South and Central America.  He holds a USCG Master 100GT captains license. Arthur has raced extensively, cruised on all types of boats and has logged thousands of sea miles. Also, being involved in many Junior Sailing programs with his three children, he is a skilled sailing and water sports instructor.  From surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing, paddle boarding, spear fishing to deep sea fishing, he can certainly share his passion for the sea with all.  Arthur has also been known to pull out his guitar in the evenings and entertain you with his island inspired original instrumental songs.  Listen to his music on Pandora, Amazon and iTunes.



Chef Sherri McNary

Chef Sherri grew up in Santa Barbara, California and loves to share the beautiful American Riviera and Channel Islands with her guests.  She is now in her eighth season as Chef aboard Green Flash, having spent the first six years running weeklong charters in the Virgin Islands.  Cooking and entertaining have always been her biggest passions.  With the abundance of fresh fish, meats and produce in this area, she is able to provide her guests a true "garden to galley" experience.  Culinary classes and extensive travel around the world have influenced her delicious menus.  Sherri offers a California Coastal cuisine including Mediterranean, Mexican and Italian.  Her flavorful dishes reflect her passion for food.  Sherri's other interests include tennis, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, running, gardening and reading.  You can follower her culinary adventures on her blog Flash in the Pan.