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First Mate Dianne
Dianne holds an ICTA Travel Career Development Certificate
(travel agent) and worked for 13 years with Continental Airlines
inside the airport at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Before moving to Fort Myers in 2009 to take over Magic Wind
Adventure Sailing with Dan, she was the Assistant to the Director
of Ground Operations at Continental. For the first 3+ years in Fort
Myers, Dianne worked at the Sanibel Moorings on Sanibel Island as
a reservationist while Dan managed the business alone. In 2013,
she started managing the couples second business, Jet Boat Fun,
for the next 2 years before they sold that boat in order to focus
solely on the sailing business as a husband and wife team.
Growing up in Northeast Ohio, Dianne always had a passion for the
water...either in it or on it. Her favorite activity is getting carded
when purchasing alcohol.
Capt. Dan holds a USCG Master Merchant Mariner Certificate with
Sailing endorsement. Before moving to Fort Myers to take over
Magic Wind Adventure Sailing with Dianne, he was a local truck
driver logging over 1 million miles from age 19-32 driving "every
kinda rig that's ever been made" (Little Feet song 'Willin'). Growing
up in Northeast Ohio, Dan and his family always enjoyed boating
on Lake Erie and other inland lakes. Like most people, he originally
thought sailors were a "Bunch of weirdos" who went out when the
weather was getting too rough. Dan and Dianne, who have been
together since high school (1994), found their love for sailing after
attaching a sailing rig to a 14' canoe. Dianne told the Captain that
paddling was "stupid", which immediately got the gears turning in
Dan's head. After some research on the web, Dan found that
sailing canoes are a thing. While building the rig, Dianne and Dan
watched sailing instruction videos from the library and read some
books on sailing. The first day out after a long winter, the wind
pulled the sails on that canoe and the two were hooked! They
immediately started buying and sailing bigger boats until the
opportunity knocked in 2009 to buy Magic Wind Adventure Sailing
during a visit to Fort Myers. They sold their beloved Ohio home
which they built together, Dan completed Captain's School, and the
pair moved to Fort Myers in late 2009 after quitting their jobs. Their
love of sailing continues. Dan's favorite activity is watching Dianne
get carded when purchasing alcohol.