My sailing resume

I started sailing in San Francisco Bay with my oldest brother when I was six. At 16 I was sailing with my other brother in a Lido 14 in Newport Harbor, and then took a series of sailing courses from the outstanding program at Orange Coast College. My racing career started as I was finishing up my sailing courses – bow on a Swan 441 out of Los Angeles Harbor.



Sailing experience

Boat modelHighlights
IOR 47 - SaudadeSomeone donated Saudade to the OCC program after winning their class in Florida.
Catana 431Cruised the Med - France, Spain, Gibraltar - then sailed to the Canary Islands, did the ARC to St Lucia, then sailed the Caribbean - St Martin, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Bonaire. Through the Panama Canal to the Pacific.
Swan 441Bow, pit and halyards
Swan 46Bow, spinnaker trim, headsail trim.
Corsair F28RMy first race boat. Raced buoy and distance races over five years in Puget Sound and in the NOOD regatta in San Diego. Also raced Whidbey Island Race Week.
Dehler 39Raced distance races and cruised extensively into Canada - the Canadian Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound.
J109Swiftsure, extensive buoy racing. Spinnaker trim, mainsail trim, tactics.
Sparkman and Stevens 50Swiftsure
J35Won Long Beach Race Week as bow man in a field of 31 J35s
J30Extensive buoy racing
Corsair F31Buoy racing - headsail and spinnaker trim.
Corsair F27Distance racing
Corsair F24Day sailing - main, headsail, spinnaker trim.
Lido 14Excellent introduction to sailing, great learning to steer with a tiller, not happy about flipping in the harbor πŸ™‚
Shields sloopGreat boat to continue learning to sail. Awesome it did not turn turtle πŸ™‚
J24Buoy racing on Lake Washington
Olson 30Extensive buoy racing
Baba 30Cruised the San Juan Islands for a week
Catalina 27Bow, headsail and mainsail trim.
ThunderbirdBuoy racing - main, headsail and spinnaker trim. End-for-end gybes
LaserClub racing on Lake Washington
Laser IIDay sailing
Wauquiez 41 Pilot SaloonDay sailing
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