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About Us

Captain Dianne at the helm

Captain Dianne Siebrasse
U.S. Coast Guard Licensed
Master 50 Tons

22 Ft. Chrysler sailboat, Lake Pepin, Minnesota
43 Ft. Beneteau, Caribbean

Sailing Instructor:
Sailboats, Inc. - Superior, WI, Largest charter company and marina in the midwest
Women in the Wind - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Womanship - Annapolis, Maryland
Takes Me Away Sailing Adventures - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Liveaboard cruiser averaging 280 days on the water per year. Sailing since 1984. Over 20,000 miles on the water including 10,000 Off-Shore miles. Inland lake sailing on Lake Pepin, MN, Lake Minnetonka, MN, Apostle Islands, Wisconsin and Lake Superior, Door County and Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan; Overnight Offshore passages across Gulf Stream between Florida and Bahamas; Delivered Takes Me Away II from the ABC Islands to Panama-an 850 mile offshore passage. Sailed and cruised the Eastern Caribbean islands from Tortola to Trinidad, Venezuela, the ABC islands, and Panama; delivery of sailboat from S.C. to St. Lucia, cruised Bahamas, Caribbean, and Panama.

Classroom Education:
US coast Guard Auxiliary-Sailing and Seamanship, US Power Squadron Boating, Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Engine Maintenance, and Weather
Knowledge with charts, navigation, on-board electronics and systems, and anchoring. PADI certified scuba diver.

Dianne is an Entrepreneur-Businesswoman of her own Financial Planning Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She grew up in the midwest and wonders where her love of the sea came from. She likes to share her love of sailing, wind, and water with other people. Come join her on a day, week, or month long cruise on the water of your choice. Or hire her as a Captain for your tailor made cruise. If Dianne doesn't "Take you Away" with her friendliness and helpfulness, patience, laughter and stories, "The sailing will."

 Takes Me Away at anchor

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What others say about sailing on "Takes Me Away"

"Sailing with Captain Dianne is the only way to spend vacation time. Dianne is an exceptional teacher for us beginners. Sailing with her is like embarking on a new adventure with an old friend..exciting and relaxing at the same time."
Carolyn Sonstegard, Oakdale, MN
"Fabulous vacation. I've been on three sailing trips to the Virgin Islands with Captain Dianne. All were excellent!"
Harlan Johnson, St Louis Park, MN
"I will always remember the awesome sunsets, the brilliant display of underwater beauty, the great winds of the Atlantic, and the laughter shared each night. Hopefully, we will be able to do it again soon."
Denis Burk, Apple Valley, MN


The spacious main salon of Takes Me Away, looking to aft

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The main salon with a view of the forward berth


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© dianne siebrasse 2001, all rights reserved
last revised September 9, 2002