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I found my life's work when I was 14 and, after nine years of 'sailing with Dad' I was allowed to take a small boat out myself on a day cruise... I cruised around Hingham Bay, beaching my Cape Cod Mercury 16'r on Bumpkin Island with my PB&J and a container of lemonade from my mom for lunch and circumnavigating the whole bay, including running aground on a mussel covered shoal. I was boss of my boat, independent, self-reliant, a problem solver (how do I get this boat out of the mussel bed?). I fell in love. 8 years later, I got a paying gig teaching sailing in Annapolis, MD. That was the beginning of my sailing career. I moved to California, met Anthony and became his business partner at OCSC shortly thereafter. And, still, independence, self-reliance and problem solving are key parts to my love of the sport. Now, retired from ownership and CEO position, I teach sailing for fun, again, like I started out. I love teaching here - perfect location, motivated and mission oriented staff, well cared-for boats, curriculum honed to a precise level to maximize fun, learning and safety.
by Joshua Slocum
by Herman Melville
by Tristan Jones
I do tons of sailingwhen not teaching. I race sailboats, J22s, J24s, J111s (you’d think I could sail something else besides a J Boat). I charter boats from OCSC to take friends out sailing. I am a crew member on a cruising boat, an Island Packet 38, and am currently planning to do the Baja Ha Ha, a cruising rally to Mexico, in fall 2015. I also sail on a bareboat charter once a year, varying the locations - Mediterranean, South Pacific, Caribbean, and, occasionally, North America.
I volunteer for two organizations: For 20 years I’ve volunteered as a leader of the Training Committee of US Sailing, responsible for quality and safety of curriculums, sailing instructors and sailing programs. I also volunteer for a small community sailing center, Alameda Community Sailing Center, a not for profit program, specializing in getting all folks in the Bay Area out sailing, regardless of ability to pay.
I love to travel with my wife - Europe, Far East, Africa, Southern Hemisphere - so much to see and learn and so little time!
Finally, I’m a closet golfer.. it and sailing are perfect antidotes for each other. in golf nothing moves until you direct it. in sailing, everything is moving and you have to manage it. Both are challenging and impossible to fully master. part of the joy is looking forward to learning every time.