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History of New Orleans Yacht Experience

Native New Orleanians Doug and Rena headed for the island of Tortola to find their dream boat. And now they want to share her with you in this enchanting city they call home.

Come aboard our 47 foot Beneteau sailboat, “Roux Stir,” named for the key ingredient of a delicious, heart-warming gumbo.

See New Orleans in a Whole New Way! Be pampered. Leave your cares behind. Sail On.

Captain Doug holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain’s License. He has over 35 years of sailing experience. He has been cruising and racing sailboats throughout the US as well as the Caribbean since he was 7 years old. Doug loves sharing the experience of sailing with others. His goal is to make sure his passengers are safe and have an amazing experience they’ll never forget. “When I’m on the water, I’m in my element. I’m at home.”

Cruise Director, co-owner and the wife of Captain Doug, Rena is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, who finds sailing to be refreshing and cathartic… the ultimate escape from the monkeys of the mind. “Sailing takes you away from your problems. You’re in the moment, breathing more fully, with all of your senses alive. It is meditation on the water.”

We love our city for all of its charms, friendly folks and fabulous food. Our family and friends are here, and for us there is no place like home. To be able to share this aspect of New Orleans on Lake Pontchartrain is truly a treat.

Come sail with us and see where the wind takes you.

First Mate Margaret has been sailing in Lake Pontchartrain since she was a toddler.  She is a US Sailing Certified Instructor and teaches children ages 8-13 how to sail.  She is currently enrolled in the LSU School of Nursing. You may find Margaret aboard Roux Stir helping out when she has some downtime.



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