Captain Bevan Leach known as "Captain Mac" has extensive sailing experience on the Great Lakes, Long Island Sound, and on Lake Ponchatrain. He has taught seamanship and sailing for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary and currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master Mariners 100 ton license for steam, power, and sail. He is a member of the Michigan Charterboat Captain's Association. Captain Mac is trained in CPR and First aid and participates in the zero tolerance program for alcohol and drugs at sea. As part of that program he submits to random testing. Besides cruising these waters he has raced numerous boats as crew and captain. Captain Mac and Braveheart have been cruising the shores of Lake Michigan for over nine years.