My name is Bruce Johnson. I've been around boats all my life. Ski boats, canoes, kayaks, multihulls, dinner cruise vessels, sailboats and even a 70ft paddle wheeler. I've sailed boats in the Caribbean, Hawaii, the east coast, the Great Lakes, Canada and yes, Walker Minnesota. I have my 100 ton Coast Guard Master Captains license with a sailing endorsement. I've run many boats but sailing is my first love. In my Captaining career I have had several people tell me "this has been a bucket list item of mine to sail on a real sailboat". It's a lot of fun to watch the enjoyment on peoples faces when they are fulfilling such a dream. Whether you are just riding and enjoying the sights or want to actually help run the boat, you will find sailing to be a unique and very satisfying experience.
It is a great feeling sailing a vessel close hulled and being in the groove (sailing terms) . Or sailing on a reach and squeaking all of the speed out of a sailboat that you can get. I am very excited about the opportunity to show people such as yourself around Leech Lake on this beautiful vessel and sharing my passion for sailing with you. As well as imparting a little bit of my knowledge of history on the area of Leech Lake and Walker Minnesota.