HOMETOWN: Lake Orion, Michigan
BIRTHDATE: December 1
#YRS. SAILING: 41 Years
US SAILING #: 654986B
CPR/FIRST AID CURRENT THROUGH: 2014
CERTIFICATIONS: Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification, Coastal Navigation Instructor, Basic/Bareboat Cruising Instructor
NOTABLE SAILING EVENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS (RACING/OFFSHORE CRUISING:
Racing: 2010 J80 Worlds, 2010 & 2007 J80 North American Championships, J 105 North American Championships, Port Huron-Mackinaw, Chicago-Mackinaw, Ft. Lauderdale-Key West, Key West Race Week, Annapolis-Bermuda, St. Petersburg NOODs, Annapolis NOODs, Annapolis Race Week
Cruising: British Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Great Lakes, Deliveries from Annapolis to St. Martin
WHERE HAVE YOU SAILED:
New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Florida, British Virgin Islands, Michigan, Illinois, California, Leeward Islands, Windward Islands, Texas,
MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE:
Breaking 20 knots of boat speed on a J 80 in Newport during the 2010 worlds. The fire hose of spray and the good friends made me forget it was 45 degrees.
WHAT I LIKE MOST ABOUT TEACHING SAILING:
The people I have met and stayed in touch with over the years and the sense of community both J World and sailing in general generates. I have also enjoyed developing our coaching staff, to watch them become good educators has been very rewarding.