- Hometown: Cut Bank, Montana
- First Boat: Ericson 29
- Favorite Boat Music: IZ, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
- Favorite Yachting Experience: I spent 25 years living and working in Europe. During that time every summer I would charter a a boat for two
weeks in the Mediterranean. Over the years I have sailed all over the Med. My favorite locations were in Turkey.
BIO: Dick Olsen is Ala Wai Yacht's Kauai Broker. He began sailing in California in 1964 while at California
State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, California. He subsequently became involved in racing
at Stanford University, served as a sailing instructor for the American Red Cross, and purchased his
own own 29-foot sailboat. Since, he has accumulated fifty years of sailing experience on the San Francisco
Bay in California, adjacent offshore regions, and the eastern Mediterranean. Dick has completed all non-elective
courses offered by the U.S. Power Squadron qualifying as an Offshore Navigator and is also qualified as an
American Red Cross Sailing Instructor and has completed the American Red Cross courses in Basic First Aid and CPR.
He holds an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence with commercial endorsement, UK Maritime
Radio VHF/GMDSS Short Range Certificate, and has completed the RYA First Aid and Basic Sea Survival courses.
Dick is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and holder of an Extra Class radio amateur license, call sign KH6DO.