Near Sturrup Cay, North Berry Islands, Bahamas (2015)

Near Sturrup Cay, North Berry Islands, Bahamas (2015)

 Near North Caicos, Little Iguana Cay and Providenciales (2014).

Near North Caicos, Little Iguana Cay and Providenciales (2014).

 Sailing with my son, Tyler, on a chartered Leopard 40 catamaran in the Grenadines, Caribbean - (2010).

Sailing with my son, Tyler, on a chartered Leopard 40 catamaran in the Grenadines, Caribbean - (2010).

 Crewing for Dan Nash - North American Ideal 18 Championships, Stamford, CT (2004)

Crewing for Dan Nash - North American Ideal 18 Championships, Stamford, CT (2004)

 Dinghy-ing ashore near the Bahamas' Cambridge Cay, Exumas (2015)

Dinghy-ing ashore near the Bahamas' Cambridge Cay, Exumas (2015)

 Coaching PYC women at Noroton Yacht Club Women's Invitational - Noroton, CT (2003)

Coaching PYC women at Noroton Yacht Club Women's Invitational - Noroton, CT (2003)

 Cruising off with my daughter Kate and my son Tyler  in the Belize (2006)

Cruising off with my daughter Kate and my son Tyler  in the Belize (2006)

 Racing Goose in the Ideal 18 North Americans - Stamford, CT (2006)

Racing Goose in the Ideal 18 North Americans - Stamford, CT (2006)

 Taking a break in the racing action at the Ideal 18 Championships near Stamford, CT (2005)

Taking a break in the racing action at the Ideal 18 Championships near Stamford, CT (2005)

 Running races as race committee at PYC, Southport, CT (2005)

Running races as race committee at PYC, Southport, CT (2005)

 Race committee duty - Long Island Sound - Pequot Yacht Club (2004)

Race committee duty - Long Island Sound - Pequot Yacht Club (2004)

 Starting a race

Starting a race

 Teaching a spinnaker clinic on the docks of Pequot Yacht Club, Southport, CT  (2005)

Teaching a spinnaker clinic on the docks of Pequot Yacht Club, Southport, CT  (2005)

 Checking the charts  off the coast of  Maine near Acadia National Park (2007).

Checking the charts  off the coast of  Maine near Acadia National Park (2007).

 Ready to race 12 Meter American Eagle (Ted Turner's 1964 America's Cup winner) in Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY (2006).

Ready to race 12 Meter American Eagle (Ted Turner's 1964 America's Cup winner) in Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY (2006).

 Standing and swimming together with my son to my right and Charlie P., Galen and Charlie R. near Tobago Cay in the Grenadines, Caribbean (2007)

Standing and swimming together with my son to my right and Charlie P., Galen and Charlie R. near Tobago Cay in the Grenadines, Caribbean (2007)

 With son, Tyler, sailing off the coast of Belize (2005).

With son, Tyler, sailing off the coast of Belize (2005).

 Crewed for Suzanne Simmons in Albacore Atlantic Coast Championships on the Chesapeake Bay  (2005)

Crewed for Suzanne Simmons in Albacore Atlantic Coast Championships on the Chesapeake Bay  (2005)

 Skippering with Eddy Cutts and brother Tom - Annapolis - Oxford Race (1976)

Skippering with Eddy Cutts and brother Tom - Annapolis - Oxford Race (1976)

 Sailing a Penguin with daughter Kate at UMFR on Miles River, Maryland (1989)

Sailing a Penguin with daughter Kate at UMFR on Miles River, Maryland (1989)

 Combining women's sailing classes in Greenwich, CT (2003)

Combining women's sailing classes in Greenwich, CT (2003)

 Me and my crew Bobby Messick in 1968 after winning the Oxford Regatta (Oxford, Maryland)

Me and my crew Bobby Messick in 1968 after winning the Oxford Regatta (Oxford, Maryland)

Regatta win
Wins last race

Chartering / Cruising Experiences:

2016 - sailed and skippered Mystique solo from Miami, Florida to Exumas and Bahamas for 51 days.

2015 - sailed and skippered Mystique solo from Stuart, Florida to Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas

2014 - sailed and skippered Mystique from Stuart, Florida to Bahamas and sailed Bahamas for 3 months.

2013 - sailed and skippered Mystique from Stuart, Florida to Berry Islands, Bahamas and back with son

2013 - sailed and skippered Mystique 650 miles from St. Maarten to Stuart, Florida

2013 - Chartered and skippered Mystique for the last time out of St. Maarten to St Barths with Lynne Schreck

2013 - Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran “Zoof” for 2 weeks in Placentia, Belize and with Lynne Hutchinson Schreck.

2012 - Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran for 1 week in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with my son Tyler, his friends, Charlie Rand, Charlie Grant, and Galen

2016 - sailed Mystique to Exumas and cruised the Bahamas by myself for 51 days.

2016 - sailed Mystique to Exumas and cruised the Bahamas with Tyler Lane, Megan Herrity and Lynne Schreck.

2016 - sailed Mystique to Exumas and cruised the Bahamas with Lynne Schreck and family.

2015 - sailed Mystique to Berry Islands with son, Tyler Lane.

2014 - sailed Mystique to Exumas, Bahamas with Lynne Schreck and family.

2014 - sailed Mystique to George Town, Grand Exumas solo.
2014 - sailed Mystique from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos to Stuart, Florida
2012 - Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran “”for 2 weeks for 10 days in St. Martin, Caribbean with Eileen Winnick, Craig and Carol Sears.

2011 - Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran “Island Time” for 2 weeks in the British Virgin Islands and American Virgin Islands with Eileen Winnick, Gene Rostow, Heather Knapp, and Noreen and Bill Quinn.

2010 - Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran for 2 weeks in the Bahamas / Abacos with Eileen Winnick, my son, Tyler and Karen Fries.

2009 -  Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran for1 week in Dubrovnik, Croatia with Eileen Winnick, Gene Rostow and Heather Knapp. 

2008 -  Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran “Sahib”for 2 weeks in the British Virgin Islands and American Virgin Islands with Eileen Winnick.

2007 -  Chartered and skippered a 40’ Moorings catamaran“Mystique” for 10 days in St. Martin, Caribbean with Eileen Winnick, my son, Tyler Lane and his girlfriend, Karen Fries.

2006 - Chartered and skippered a 30’ sloop “Petral” for 1 week sail along Maine Coast (Camden to Acadia National Park) with Diane Soloman.    

2006 - Chartered and skippered a 38’ Moorings catamaran for1 week in Placentia, Belize with Karen Alschelor, my son Tyler and my daughter Kate.

2004 - Chartered and skippered a 38’ Moorings catamaran “B-Cat Crazy” for 1 week in the British Virgin Islands with my son Tyler and my daughter Kate.

1995 -  Sailed and skippered Tad duPont’s “Nicole” – a 38’ sloop from Bermuda to the Chesapeake Bay and St. Michaels., MD with Bill Lane, Jr., Victor Dupont, Janie Kinnemon and two others

1979-2004 - Cruised the Maine coast near the Muscungus Bay region – numerous summers on “Downwind” - a 32’ sloop with Harold Scott

1976 - Sailed and crewed on Newbold Smith’s “Reindeer” – a Swan 48’ on a transatlantic voyage from Newport, Rhode, Island to Bodo, Norway. Read more about this adventure's attempt to be the first sailboat to circumnavigate the North Pole in Newbold Smith's book Down the Denmark Straits.

1964 - Sailed as crew on the “Tabor Boy” – a 98’ schooner - round trip from Marion,   Mass. to Halifax, Nova Scotia for a two-week cruise

Sailing Instructional Experiences:

2000-2005 - Pequot YC (Southport, CT) - Sailing Manager and Instructor for the Ideal 18 Adult Program Racing:

2005 - Pequot YC 2005 Ideal 18 - pics
2004 - Pequot YC 2004 Ideal 18 - pics
2003 - Pequot YC 2003 Ideal 18 - pics
2002 - Pequot YC 2002 Ideal 18 - pics
2001 - Pequot YC 2001 Ideal 18 - pics
2000 - Pequot YC 2000 Ideal 18 - pics

1997-1998 - Sachem’s Head YC (Guilford, CT) - Head Junior Sailing Instructor & Adult (Women’s) Instructor

1967 -  Tabor Academy (Marion, MA) - Assistant sailing instructor in summer program

Racing Experience & Nautical Education:

2005 -  Skippered “Goose” with Chris Jennings in the North American Ideal 18 Championships; finished 7th out of 30.

2004 -  Skippered “Patriot” with Susanne Simmonds in the North American Ideal 18 Championships; finished 10th out of 33.

2003- crewed on “Goose” with Dan Nash in the North American Ideal 18 Championships; finished 15th out of 35.

2004 -  crewed for Susanne Simmonds in the North American Albacore Championships in West River, MD ; finished 4th out of 10.

2003 -  Skippered “Cotton Blossom / Sirroco” with Dan Nash in the North American Ideal 18 Championships; finished 16th out of 37.

1997-1998 - Sailed and crewed on Sonars with Skip Young and Jack Linville – North American Champion  and Olympic qualifier, respectively.

1974 - Sailed and crewed on “Safari” – a Class A 70’ sloop during the S.O.R.C. out of St. Petersburg, Florida

1967-1987 -  Sailed, raced and cruised the Chesapeake Bay and crewed on numerous Annapolis-Oxford Races; 2-3 Annapolis-Newport Races and 3 Newport-Bermuda races on board “Stinger”, “Prim” and “Nicole”- all 30’-36’ sloops.

1965-1980 - crewed on log canoes on Tred Avon River, Oxford, Maryland and Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland

1964-1968 - Attended and graduated from Tabor Academy, Marion, MA. – a naval preparatory boarding school

1964 - raced in the Chesapeake Bay District Midget Championships in Annapolis, MD and finished 2nd.

1957-1983 -  Grew up sailing and racing Penguins, Lasers, Comets and Stars in weekly summer regattas on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Chesapeake Bay (mostly at my home club – Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland). I won or placed in numerous races in Lasers and Penguins as a junior sailor.

Other Credentials:

U.S. Sailing Keelboat Certification 2001
U.S. Sailing Powerboat Safety Certification 2001
U.S. Sailing Level 1 Certification 1999
Connecticut Boating License 1997