I will help you to realize your boating dreams and become a more competent and confident mariner as I have helped hundreds of other boater and sailors. The photos on these pages show me with just a few of my many satisfied clients over the years.
Do you wish to become a better sailor? A more competent and confident skipper?
I OFFER NAUTICAL TRAINING AND COACHING, SEAMANSHIP, SAILING LESSONS and REFITS/MAINTENANCE PREPARATION FOR CRUISING:
The best investment you can ever make in your boat is proper training–in fact it maybe the only aspect of boat ownership that can be considered an investment. Whether you are a novice or an experienced mariner, a current or prospective boat owner, I offer personalized and individualized instruction to meet your needs by the half-day, day, or longer on your boat or one we’ll charter. I taught for the Annapolis Sailing School in 1981, was certified by the American Sailing Association as an advanced coastal cruising instructor in the mid-1980′s and undertook 12 days of training to become an instructor for Outward Bound in 1996. I have received advanced training through Rutgers University in teaching adults and developing curriculum and in public speaking through Toastmasters International. I’ve lectured and taught in 20 states.
Do you wish to have your boat moved to another location?
I CAN SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY DELIVER YOUR BOAT.
I will care for your most prized possession as we safely and efficiently deliver her to ports along the East Coast, Caribbean, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda, Central and South America. I often do this with the owner aboard to provide coaching and familiarization with his or her new boat or to provide additional safety and comfort while transiting to new places.
Do you wish to relax and enjoy a vacation or party aboard a boat?
Since 1979,I have taken thousands out on relaxing cruises and vacation on the Chesapeake Bay–an affordable way for the perfect family vacation or getaway. Whether sailing or on a power boat, for a day or a week, call me with your questions.
Are you thinking about buying your first boat or wondering which boat is best for you as you move up? Considering chartering versus purchasing? Planning a long cruise or voyage? Need help in choosing or evaluating a boat for purchase? Are you in need of expertise for refitting your newly purchased used boat for upgrades and cruising? I can help you make the right decision or provide that valued “second opinion” based on over 35 years of experience as an owner, charter fleet manager, captain and cruiser. Many clients have used my services to help them narrow their choices and evaluate the condition of boats before they make an offer and/or go to a full-blown survey, thus saving their time and money while learning a lot about boat construction and maintenance. Surveys will tell you, the insurance company or bank if the boat is going to blow up or sink. I take it many steps further and help you understand if it is the right boat for you and what kind of maintenance and upkeep issues you can expect. I help clients in any number of ways by providing real-world based experience that will help them assess choices and make the best decisions as they enter or move through the recreational boating world.