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Julien Hofberg: Ambassador

February 15, 2021 by Nicki Bennett

Welcome aboard to Julien Hofberg. Julien is a life long sailor and 21-year veteran of Summer Sailstice. This year Julien will be sailing the Chesapeake on Sailstice. 

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

Started sailing in Jr High on a friend's uncle's boat. As Uncle got bigger boats, the sailing bug bit in hard. Fast forward to marriage, friends invited us, my wife loved it as well. We bought our first boat, a project, with no knowledge. Learned the boat well, moved up through three more boats to present a "retirement" boat. We have been sailing the Chesapeake Bay on our own boats since 1987, have circumnavigated the DelMarVa, and have sailed up to New England. We both love sailing, we are active in several sailing groups and enjoy teaching and encouraging others to live this sailing lifestyle. 

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Preferred type of sailing: 

Big Boat Cruising

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Favorite Point of Sail: 

Between close hauled and beam reach

How long have you been sailing? 

>40 years

What do you love about sailing?

Working with mother nature quietly

How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

21 Years

What are your Summer Sailstice plans for 2021?

We will be sailing on the Chesapeake during the day, rafting up with friends in the evening, and enjoying each other's company while socially distancing and drinking adult beverages and then grilling and eating as well.

Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations? 

The Sailing Chavurah, Chesapeake Bay Tartan Sailing Club, Selby Bay Yacht Club, America's Boating Club-Rockville

Why do you want to be a Summer Sailstice Ambassador?

I enjoy sailing and want others to share in the passion.

How do you plan to promote Summer Sailstice? 

I will be sending email blasts to my sailing friends in all the groups to encourage them to join in the fun. I will also place articles in the Newsletters of each group.

Who is your sailing hero?

Gary Jobson

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

Sailing our boat to the BVIs and Bahamas

Favorite Sailing Movie? 

Captain Ron

You can catch up with Julien on Instagram @JaaaaPeeee or Twitter @JP_Sails.


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