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I have found that sailing requires a concentration of focus that supersedes all other concerns, completely freeing me of the irritations, worries and stresses of the day. I am immediately transported to a place of peace and satisfaction as I successfully maneuver my boat and sail her sweetly. It is an activity rich in history and tradition, lending it a gravity and substance that is very satisfying to be a part of. Sailing provides me physical and intellectual stimulation from the moment I step aboard, rewarding me with a wonderful feeling of accomplishment as I happily negotiate the challenges it brings.
I began sailing at the tender age of 9 on the lakes of Central California, and it seems that I’ve been on, around or under boats ever since. As a very young adult, I navigated a 512 ft. destroyer (USS Preble) around the Pacific for the US Navy and learned to sail in the ocean while stationed in San Diego and Hawaii. I’ve performed deliveries up and down California’s coast and to Hawaii. As I still live in California’s Central Valley, I’ve explored the Delta waterways and I currently have a small sailing dingy for fun on the lakes.
I am very fortunate to be a part of the instructor staff at OCSC, an organization that is staffed by people who love what they do. We enjoy a "brotherhood of the sea", so to speak. The level of camaraderie is very high, as is the joy of imparting our love of the sport to others. Interoffice politics are almost non-existent, and the concern that our clients experience the very best we can give them is genuine and evident everyday. As one of our esteemed instructors would say, "these are people I would happily trust with my car keys".
by Lothar Buchheim.
by Earnest Hemingway.
When I’m not sailing, I’m usually getting ready to go sailing, because to quote an old river rat; “There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”, although I can also be found restoring boats, coaching Little League Baseball, watching Major League Baseball and selling a little Real Estate.