Captain Jose Santiago was born and raised in Puerto Rico and starting sailing at the age of 14. While studying for his bachelor’s degree, he worked for a local dealer selling windsurf equipment and worked as a windsurf instructor.As his passion for racing quickly escalated he began racing J-24s during which he met Tom Hill’s family. In 1993 the team achieved the Silver Medal in the Caribbean and Central American Games, in addition to other International Regattas. Eventually he moved from small boats to the maxi class racing on “Titan 12” a Reichel Pugh 75. Also cruised on “Titan XIV” a Valdettaro 115. He has sailed in the Med, Atlantic, and Caribbean Seas across the Panama Canal to the Pacific. He is bilingual English and Spanish. In 2003 Captain Jose Santiago earned his USCG 100 tons Master Captain License with Auxiliary Sailing and Commercial Assistance Towing.
He also is a PADI Rescue Diver and enjoys fishing.