Meet the Captain

Captain Brisket
In my happy place!

Captain Scott H. Sexton
I’ve been sailing as long as I can remember, my love for the water started on a sunfish in Galveston Bay in the late 1960’s. Don Genitempo, an accomplished Americas Cup, Admirals Cup, Dragon sailor, and chairman of the Offshore Racing Congress, taught me basics at an early age, then in my teen years he showed me the finer points of racing. In the 1980’s I did quite a bit of sailing with my uncle, Lawrence Sexton, in and off of Galveston Bay on his Valiant 40, the Yellow Rose. Lawrence was the author of a book called the Texas Cruising Guide. He taught to love cruising and showed me everything that I needed to know in preparation for an extended sail including the Galveston – Isla Mujeres race across the Gulf of Mexico with another 6-9 months scouring the Gulf Coast of Mexico to gather information for his planned Mexico Cruising Guide. Health issues prevented that trip from happening. I became active racing boardboats and catamarans around Dallas and along the Texas Coast. My love of boats landed me jobs with Skiers Choice in Dallas, and the Sailboat Shop in Austin. After taking a few years playing with motorboats and away from sailing I returned to my love of sailing with the purchase of a Beneteau Oceanis 373 sailboat in June of 2015. Ripple has been my home ever since, even through the “snowpacolypse” in 2021, and the ice storm of 2024.

Waiting to sail
Waiting to sail! That’s me with the frown on my face, the briefing was taking too long for me.