The Captain

 Biography of Jerome Hollick

Captain Jerome Hollick has been sailing the Hudson River since 1999. He moved to the Hudson Valley in 1995 to attend Bard College. After graduating Bard Jerome taught sailing for three years in Boston Harbor first at Courageous Sailing Center and then at Boston Sailing Center. He loved the area so much he came back three years after graduating and decided to turn his passion for sailing into something positive for his local community by starting
tivoli sailing company.

   He started sailing at age eleven after being given his first boat "Arrow" by his grandfather Paul Crandall, a long time sailor as well as civil engineer who owned Crandall Dry Dock Engineers located in Cambridge, Dedham and now Chelsea, Mass.

Best Mate 1990
First Place in Junior Commodore Race 1990
Most Valuable crew, August 1991
Most improved sailor, 1990 season
Winner of the Dudley S Richards award for excellence in junior sailing.
Winner of the Beverly Regatta 1991 as crew for Ed Morey
Winner of the Hyannis Regatta 1991 as crew for Ed Morey in 420 class
3rd place Hyannisport Winnno Senior Regatta as crew for Ed Morey's father.
Winner of the Hyannis inter club race series 1991 Lazer class

(all from Hyannisport yacht club)   Click HERE to check out more of his naval pedigree .

    His grandfather taught him the technical skills of sailing while his father Julian Crandall Hollick, an award winning radio journalist, inspired him to sail with the "Swallows and Amazons" series of books by Arthur Ransom.

    Originally self taught on Lake Wequaquet on Cape Cod, Jerome honed his sailing skills racing at Hyannis Port Yacht club for three years, earning many racing victories in the Beetlecat class and being awarded the Dudley S. Richards Trophy for excellence in junior sailing.
I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over

By John Masefield (1878-1967). (English Poet) Laureate, 1930-1967.

The same year that Captain Jerome started Tivoli Sailing company, his father Julian completed and broadcast his latest six-part NPR radio series "Ganga" about his travels down the Ganges River in India .
Jerome's mother Martine is probably the person most responsible for Tivoli Sailing Company.

She took Jerome sailing at nine months, helping arrange the purchase of Jerome's first boat, enrolled him in sailing camp, waking at the crack of dawn to take him to regattas, taught him how to drive a car, ensuring he had a proper education, helped develop this web site, providing crucial financial backing, as well as sharing her wealth of business knowledge. If it wasn't for her neither her son or husband would have been nearly as successful. Thanks Mom.
For a photo of both my parents .

    "Sailing is my escape, my way to let go of stress and not have to worry about anything but the wind, sun and water. This section of the Hudson River is especially beautiful with the Catskill Mountains as a backdrop, as well as all of the historic and beautiful mansions that line the river on both banks. I invite you to come and experience the beauty and serenity of the Hudson Valley from one of its most important and under utilized resources, The River." —Captain Jerome

While at Bard he repaired Santa Fe Restaurant owner David Weiss's catamaran and sailed on the Hudson out of Tivoli and Germantown for seven years, learning every nook and cranny from Rhinecliff to Hudson. The river kept calling him back however, often making weekend trips to the Hudson Valley to sail his beloved river with his friends.

Captain Jerome has been sailing on his own for 28 years and teaching sailing for 10 years. One year he taught at Courageous Sailing Center in Charleston MA, 3 years at the prestigious Boston Sailing Center and 7 years on the Hudson River with Tivoli Sailing Company.
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