My career has been involved primarily with yachts. I have experience in construction, project management, captaining, racing, performance optimization, electronics and computers. I have extensive offshore experience as well as time spent cruising and racing in New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and Canada.
Navigation, performance monitoring, race preparation
Wood working, varnishing, mechanics, electrical, electronics
Yacht maintenance, cooking, provisioning
Languages: English: moderate reading ability: French, German, Spanish, Latin, Ancient Greek
2001 to present self-employed: instrument systems, installation and calibration. Racing navigator. Yacht delivery.
1991 to 2001: Sales at Ockam Instruments, Milford Ct. My job involved selling performance instrument systems, managing dealers, teaching seminars on performance optimization, liaison to Americas Cup campaigns, and customer service (racing with clients).
1978 to 1991: Captain and crew (mostly captain) on yachts 40 to 80 feet. Project manager on new builds at The Hinckley Co; Southwest Harbor, Maine and Nautor; Piertarsaari Finland.
1973 to 1978: Morris Yachts; Southwest Harbor, Maine. Employed in all aspects of small yacht construction.
1979 captain on a Swan 57, Peranda: Finland, Baltic, North Sea, UK, Newport.
1980 mate on Frers 54, Congere: NY, Panama, Tahiti, Australia
1981 mate and then captain on a Swan 65, Shaitan: S. Carolina, Bermuda, Azores, Spain, Greece, and Italy.
1983 to 1985 captain on an Hinckley 49, Victory: Gulf of Maine, Newport, Cape Cod, Chesapeake, and Caribbean.
1985 to 1987 captain on an Hinckley 42, Irresistible: Gulf of Maine, Newport, and Caribbean.
1987 to 1990 captain on an Hinckley 51, Night Train: Gulf of Maine, Nova Scotia, Newport, Chesapeake, Bahamas, and Caribbean.
2000 to 2009 navigator on a Swan 68, Chippewa: racing NE, FL, Caribbean, Bermuda, France, UK, and Italy.
2009 mate on Vitters 98, Carmella: Newport, Azores, Spain.
2009 to 2012 navigator on Cookson 50, Privateer: racing NE, FL, MD, Caribbean.
2011 mate on Vitters 98, Carmella: Spain, Canaries, and Caribbean.
2013 to 2015 captain on Babe, Swan 46: Newport, Long Is Sound, Chesapeake, Fl, and Caribbean.
2015 navigator on an Hinckley 51, Kiva: Transatlantic Race.
1972 Primary and secondary: St. Pauls School for Boys, Brooklandwood, Maryland.
1983 College: St. Johns College, Annapolis Maryland; BA Mathematics and Philosophy.