|The Sailing Section
of the web site covers my nearly life long interest and
participation in sailing. I have grouped this section
into the menu list shown on the left. The
|My Previous Boats:
Sarah is my third boat. Not that many
for over 40 years of boat ownership. Each boat was a
step along the path of gaining more experience,
confidence, and ambition for sailing adventures.
the first 30 years of my personal sailing experience was on the Chesapeake Bay and I
have documented many of my favorite cruising destinations under the
Chesapeake Bay menu item on the left.
had no ambition to become a regular "Snowbird" on the ICW,
it appears that is what I have become since 2008. The
Intra-Coastal Waterway menu selection provides
pictures and description of my trips on the ICW, from the Chesapeake
Bay to Fort Pierce, FL in 2004 and the unplanned ICW trip in 2008 on the way
to the Bahamas, and several more trips between Florida
and the Chesapeake Bay.
is the most popular off-shore sailing destination for sailors on the
East Coast of the USA. I have documented my five trips to
Bermuda under that menu item.
In 2007 I completed an Atlantic Circle Cruise from the USA to Europe
and return. This cruise lasted three years and is documented under the
Atlantic Circle menu item.
This set of web pages covers my cruise to the Bahamas
during the winter of 2008-2009, and a return trip for the winter of 2014.
|My Friends' Boats:
Most of my friends are sailors and own sailboats. I've included
pictures of many of these boats under My Friends'
I've also included pictures of other boats, owners unknown, in the
More Boats section.
Tools & Techniques:
Over the years I've developed or stolen a lot of tools and techniques that I
use when cruising on Sarah. I've documented some of these under
Tools & Techniques. These tools include several computer programs
to aid in navigation and ship management.
I spent over 7 years in the U.S. Air Force, initially as a weather
forecaster later as a computer programmer for a weather communications
network. Sailing has helped me maintain a lifelong interest in this
subject and I've included some of that interest under
Capt. Lou Kenedy:
Finally Lou Kenedy was probably the most interesting and unique sailor I've
ever met. Under the Capt. Lou Kenedy menu is copy
of a four part Saturday Evening Post Magazine article on Lou's life, written
in the 1950s.