Sailing Story: Lizzy Randolph
When you arrive at the Go Sail Flathead Lake office or call the main line, you’ll likely be greeted with an excited newcomer to the Go Sail family. Meet Lizzy!
While Lizzy is new to Go Sail Flathead Lake, she’s anything but new to the area. A love of Flathead Lake and the Montana outdoors runs in Lizzy’s blood. ““I was born and raised here,” she explained. “I am a 5th generation Montanan.”
As a child, Lizzy grew up on the Flathead Lake waters – boating, swimming, and exploring the islands. “The lake felt a lot bigger to me at that time,” she said. To Lizzy, the possibilities for experiencing Flathead Lake seemed as vast as the lake was big.
One of her favorite activities was exploring Wild Horse Island. “I grew up hiking Wild Horse Island. It’s like a second home to me,” she explained. “I’ve been in love with that island my whole life.”
While her dad often took her around the lake by boat, the opportunity to see the area by sailboat with her grandparents always seemed extra exciting. While Lizzy’s grandparents sold their own sailboat before she was born, they would still invite Lizzy with them aboard their friends’ boats on occasion. “I love sailing. I’ve always wanted to be more into it than I was [able to be],” she said.
Now, Lizzy is excited to embrace that possibility with Go Sail Flathead Lake. Lizzy is hopeful she’ll be able to earn her captain’s license while working at Go Sail.
However, she’s also excited for the day-to-day parts of her job. “I’ve never had an outdoor job and I’ve always wanted one because we have the most beautiful summers here,” she said.
Lizzy will be in charge of equipment rentals this summer. She’ll not only greet you on arrival but prepare your SUP, kayak, and sailboat rentals and even perform brief sailboat orientations before you set sail.
Prior to taking off on your adventure, feel free to ask Lizzy for her insider knowledge of the lake! She’s excited to ensure your trip is everything you’d dream it’d be. “It’s very fun bringing people to a place in the valley that I grew up going to,” she said.