Patrick Laughlin

Patrick is Captain on ‘Alihilani

Where are you from? 

Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Tell us how you got to Maui? 

I came out here initially with a girlfriend to help out with her family. That relationship didn’t last, but I’m still as enchanted with Maui as ever. 

What did you want to be when you grew up? 

An athlete. I played college ball at Bemidji State, and wanted to pursue fitness in some realm. I wound up building things because I love working with my hands, and sailing has given me a great outlet for both of these skill sets. I stay active, and there’s no shortage of opportunities for fixing things on a boat. 

What do you love about sailing // working for Sail Maui? 

I’m grateful to be able to share in our guest’s best moments. I obviously love working on the water because I love the ocean, and sailing has become quite a passion of mine. The sailing community is also incredible. I’ve met such great people, not only with the company, but all over the world. 

Got any other hobbies?

I do Bikrim yoga. It’s a great practice that compliments my lifestyle, and I really enjoy the discipline. 

What do you want our guests to get out of their trip? 

Wonderful memories.