Geja - Islander 36

Home port: San Francisco, CA USA

Year: 1976

Length: 36 feet / 11 meters

Sleeps: 3/4


Andrew purchased Geja in 2008 and has sailed the Mediterranean Sea every summer since. The first voyage began in Pisa, Italy, winding up near Split Croatia, where Geja spent each winter through 2022, when she relocated to Sicily.

The Islander 36 is a traditional California racer/cruiser that has been extremely popular in the San Francisco Bay Area since the '70s. Geja was sailed most of the way around the world by its previous owners, The Sandys of Palo Alto, over the course of about 15 years. It has been based in the Med since around 2000. Andrew is the second owner of Geja since Dick Sandys’ passing in 2006.

“It's been 11 years since we sent our first cruising report - and we're still sailing around the world. We've slowed down recently, however, for two reasons. First, we're not as young as we used to be. Second, the Med is such a cruisers' dream that we can't find any reason to push westward. Lovely anchorages, crystal clear water, and historical ruins are the norm in the places we've visited in the Med.”

  1. -Dick & Shirley Sandys,                             March 2001 Latitude 38