About Us

What makes Gone Sailing different -What makes Gone Sailing different from other yacht sailing charters in San Diego?  Our customer services!  It’s simply the best!  We take pride in serving others and we make sure your comfortable and safe.  Gone Sailing is proud to be the only open water yacht chartering service in Mission Bay operating at the Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina Hotel.

The Vision – To inspire, educate and share our passion for open water and coastal sailing.

The Mission – To set the sails and guide our yacht charters into coastal adventures, creating an open water sailing experience in San Diego that brings to life the romance of the wind and sea.

The Experience – We would like our cruisers to leave feeling they danced with the elements of the wind and sea.

Board as a passenger depart as a cruiser…

Meet Captain Don Marchi 

Captain Don is a retired US Naval Engineer, Machinist, Mate First and Class (Surface Warfare Specialist).  During his Navy career, he excelled in the organization, management, and team building.  He is a 4.0 sailor who thrives on learning and experiencing new adventures.

Don Marchi retired from U.S. Navy service in 1995 after completing six deployments, earned 2 Navy Achievement Medals and a Unit Citation.

As a civilian, Don Marchi’s professional dreams were focused on software development. After (3) years of study, he earned his degree in Computer Information Science at Coleman University in San Diego, CA.  Don Marchi’s software career was rewarding and let him create his dream of owning a Yacht chartering service.

Captain Don Marchi shares the romance and dance between the wind and the sea with the cruisers on Gone Sailing Charters. He enjoys sharing his free time with his kids and a loving wife Cristina here in San Diego, CA.

Get to know Jack

Jack Siembab is an avid enthusiast of all things that move the body and soul. When he is not shifting gears on a motorcycle or other fun vehicle, Jack can be found swimming in the ocean. His love of sailing developed by crewing for friends out of Coyote Point Marina in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to be a passion in the warmer San Diego waters.

Growing up in Silicon Valley during the dot com boom, Jack spent his days building computers, wrenching on cars, and generally geeking out on all things mechanical and techy. After attending UC Santa Barbara and then Santa Clara University, Jack spent two decades in the corporate IT world before he joined Gone Sailing Charters.

Jack makes his home in San Diego with his wife and daughter. He spends his free time enjoying yoga, California burritos, and good coffee.

What To Expect