I have been boating since I was 11. Learning to sail on Sunfishes and a Pearson 35 in the Annapolis area down into Virginia. During college at Univ of Hawaii I crewed on several boats in a variety of races between islands and around islands. I was a crew member on the Golden Eagle yawl where we cruised the islands. After college I lived in Europe and sailed classic wood boats in several large lakes and along the coast of Northern Italy.
Later I moved to San Francisco where I skippered my boats in multiple races including the Silver Eagle race, Farallon Island races, both crewed and single-handed versions. Plus several other races and cruises up and down the coast of California.
While living in the San Diego area I was a volunteer crew and docent on the Star of India barque. Later when I moved back to Maryland, I was a volunteer crew on the replica pinnace 3 masted ship “Dove” at St. Mary’s City and also on the skipjack “Dee” located in Solomons Island.
I have owned multiple sailboats from Catalinas to an Islander 36. I currently own a 1972 traditionally rigged, wood schooner; gaffed rigged, bowsprit, deadeyes, and pin rails. I have owned her for 15 years and I am looking forward to another 15 years….at least!
1535 SE 17th St, Suite #103B
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Marina Village Yacht Harbor
1070 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 109
Alameda, CA 94501