Scott Renzi, Captain

Born into a family who treasured time on the water, his earliest memories were of the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands. His family traveled by boat as much as they did by car. When he was ten years old he got his boating license and his first boat. Being in an international waterway, he quickly learned the rules of the water, and a thirst for freedom.

In his twenties the west called and he relocated to Bend, Oregon where he started a business and embraced life in the high desert. In 2010 he met the love of his life who was studying at University of Washington and was pulled to the Seattle area. Her passion led him back to his own passion and love of the water.

He studied sailing with Mike Rice at Puget Sound Sailing Institute and joined The Seattle Sailing Club. When he started taking groups of friends sailing he realized that he enjoyed sharing the experience of sailing with others and teaching them the ropes. Then in 2013 Scott and his wife Hannah crossed paths with Captain Ron, Scott’s future collaborator, and his 35 foot Coronado ketch named Pato Feo. They fell in love with Pato, purchased her from Captain Ron, and quickly moved aboard. They have sailed all through the Salish Sea including the southern reaches of Puget Sound, through the San Juan Islands, and up through British Columbia to Desolation Sound. Captain Scott’s sail experience is not limited to the Pacific Northwest. He has captained a Catamaran trip in the British Virgin Islands and crewed aboard 59-North’s Icebear, island hoping from Antigua to Grenada, and across the Caribbean Sea to the BVI.

In 2019, he began a collaboration with his friends Captain Ron (the previous owner of Pato) and Mari of NW Sailing Adventures. After completing his Coast Guard certification, Captain Scott purchased  SV Blew Dreams and became a member of the team. Captain Scott is a natural on the water and loves sharing the joy of sailing with people. It is amazing the way he gets everyone involved to feel like they are part of the crew. He instills confidence in a first timer to get behind the helm or pull a line. He is also a lover of adventure and will creatively guide each trip to be unique to those aboard.


Scott:  phone or text (541) 350-4787 or email