Our People

Cai Svendsen – President

Cai is a lifelong sailor from Miami, Florida now residing in Tampa. He learned to race at age 12 and began to sail offshore at age 15. This was the Golden Age of offshore yacht racing in South Florida.

LaForza del Destino, 1972 Southern Ocean Racing Conference – When men were men!

A veteran of five Newport-Bermuda races and three Miami-Montego Bay races, Cai’s highlights include a win at Antigua Race Week and an overall victory in the 2005 Miami-Nassau Race on which he skippered the original Caraluna, his Tim Jackett designed C&C 99.

Unmistakable with her beautiful red hull, the original Caraluna captured plenty of silver!

Cai owned and ran Castle Harbor Sailing and Powerboat School in Coral Gables, FL for 25 years. During this time, he won the Ensign National Championship in 1995. The Caraluna 245 is a modern daysailer that blends Cai’s professional understanding of learn to sail programs with his countless fond memories daysailing and racing his Ensigns.

Now a raconteur, amateur sailboat racer, spiritual advisor, poet, and purveyor of fantastic sailboats, Cai is always available…for any and all of the above!

Castle Harbor Sailing School

Anson Mulder – Technical Advisor & Sail Coordinator

Anson grew up sailing with his dad on Lake Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University, Anson moved to South Florida where sailing and yacht racing grew into a career as a coach, sailmaker, yacht captain, regatta navigator, and campaign manager.

Anson helming 24 HEURES as skipper of the Champion Porsche race team

Anson’s racing record includes victories at premier events in the Caribbean, East Coast, and Great Lakes including the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Antigua Sailing Week, Key West Race Week, Charleston Race Week, and both Mackinac Races. No stranger to Tim Jackett’s work, Anson has logged thousands of miles and won dozens of races aboard Tim’s very successful C&C 115 designs.

Tim Jackett’s C&C 115 design Rockstar preparing for the Lauderdale-Key West Race
Primal Scream routinely tore up the East Coast circuit from Key West to New England

Anson’s background in coaching and his lifelong love of daysailing with family and friends make him a perfect fit at Caraluna Sailing.

Tim Jackett – Chief Designer, Tartan Yachts