David Hearl   Charlie Belissary   Patrick Donahue   Morgan Williams   Austin Thompson   Madison Belissary   Mark Lawrimore   Blake McCormick

David Hearl


David is one of the owners and the operating manager at Downwind Sails. He is locally born and raised and runs a tight ship daily here at Downwind. His strong passion for life, family, and friends is what fuels his positive attitude around the workplace and keeps his emoloyees and customers safe and smiling. 



Charlie Belissary


Better known as “The Greek,” Charlie is another passionate owner of Downwind Sails. His number one concern is making sure that customers are satisfied to the fullest extent. He takes time to enjoy sailing, skiing, and anything outdoors with his family and friends while also owning and operating the Sail and Ski Connection located in Myrtle Beach.



Patrick Donahue


Captain Pat is originally from Camden, NJ but has lived in Myrtle Beach since he graduated from Coastal Carolina University with his BA in Spanish. Aside from watersports, sailing, and traveling, Pat’s true passion is expressive photography. You can check out some of his awesome shots displayed daily at Downwind Sails!



Morgan Williams


Morgan is originally from Myrtle Beach and has spent close to a decade working for Downwind Sails. After graduating from Clemson University with her degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Morgan has taken the reins as assistant manager and director of marketing. When she is not working, Morgan also takes time to enjoy snowboarding, friends, family and all of her adorable animals.



Austin Thompson


Austin is a home grown local of Myrtle Beach who recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with her degree in Biology and is currently persuing grad school for Marine Science and Policy. Austin loves to travel and always brings humor and insightfulness to any situation. She has years of experience working with Downwind Sails and thankfully, she just keeps coming back for more!



Madison Belissary


Madison is currently a student at Myrtle Beach High School and has been around Downwind Sails her entire life. Aside from loving banana boats more than life itself, she also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, sailing, and riding her horse as much as possible. You can find her smile down on the beach from a mile away!



Mark Lawrimore


Captain Mark is our veteran parasail captain here at Downwind Sails and has been flying with us for more than 10 years. He is a South Carolina local and an experienced professional at what he does. His captivating personality is what keeps people coming back to see him year after year!



Blake McCormick


Captain Blake is a crucial parasail Captain at Downwind, always keeping your safety and smiles as his number one priority. Aside from spending time with his wife and two beautiful kids, Blake also enjoys playing guitar, singing, fishing, and anything else outdoors!