Hi, I’m TJ Kowalczyk, founder of SavvySalt. I started SavvySalt to contribute to the sailing community through education. Let the voyage begin!
Why SavvySalt? That’s answered thoroughly on the About page.
Why start now? Sailing has given me so much and I want to contribute something to the community. I’m hoping I can combine my interests in photography, film, education and sailing to create game changing sailing material; material that can be shared worldwide. Sharing sailing with the world seems poetic since I hope that, one day, I see the world through sailing. Besides, I’d never find the time to get this started during the sailing season!
Enough poetry though, it’s time I get back to the business of creating useful material! I hope you join me on this journey 🙂
Savvy: practical understanding; shrewdness or intelligence; common sense
Salt: a sailor, especially an old or experienced one
That sounds like exactly the kind of sailor I aspire to be: experienced with a practical understanding of sailing and seamanship. With a healthy dose of common sense. If you aspire to be a SavvySalt we’ll be sharing material that helps you get there!
When I started sailing I got a lot of advice. When I asked “why is that” it drove me nuts that the answer was often “I’m not sure” or “because”. That’s not Savvy and we’ll strive to always give you the “why” behind our tips.
About TJ Kowalczyk
Fall sailing my first season in a Cape Cod Mercury on the Charles River
My name is TJ and I’m a sailaholic.
In 2009 I was walking by sailboats sailing on the Esplanade in Boston and thought it would be fun to join them. I walked over to Community Boating and asked if I could take out a sailboat. They asked me if I knew how to sail to which I replied “how hard could it be?” Now I know!
Today my life revolves around sailing. I know most of my friends through sailing and everyone who I haven’t met through sailing is always welcome to join. If it’s the sailing season and it’s windy I am probably sailing, if it’s the weekend I’m likely exploring a new port on a sailboat and if it’s the winter you might find me much further south chartering. I’m always learning more about boats, sailing and seamanship; sharing what I have learned as often as I can.