Justin's passion for sailing started at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club with Team Melges (Buddy, Harry, Andy and his father Eric Hood as mentors). He knew while in his teens that sailing was his my blood and that he would like to make a career out of racing sailboats, coaching and serving the sailing community. Several years ago, he formed Elevation Sailing to do just that. Based out of Grand Rapids, Mich. the Elevation Sailing initiative allows Justin to serve the large sailing community of Michigan, Lake Michigan and the upper Midwest. Justin is currently active in all of the Melges classes. Over the past five years, he has been most active in the Melges 32, Melges 24, Melges E, C, MC classes and the new Audi Melges 20.
Melges Performance Sailboats Representative, Michigan