Jan Miles was bred to captain Maryland’s historic clipper ship
The man who grew up to be the captain of Pride of Baltimore II, one of the great tall ships of our age, started his sailing career in Annapolis in the late 1960s.
Jan Miles grew up in a family that sailed for fun, mostly overseas where his father was stationed as a foreign service officer. When the family retired to Annapolis, the teenage Jan had trouble adjusting to life in the states.
“My parents thought it would be good for me to take a year off to collect my wits,” Miles relates.