Hometown: Exeter NH
August 7, 2008
6 years; not so much for the last 2, but I am determined to find the time to paddle more this year.
walking, biking, sailing
US Power Squadron boating safety and navigation; New Hampshire boating safety; bareboat charter certification. Owned power and sailboats for 25 years. can do wet-exit, paddle float re-entry, roll and re-enter; love to do surf landings on the beach - skills consistent with level 3. I like paddling in conditions that are more challenging, so I want to strengthen my bracing technique, and learn to roll.
I have always loved the water; our children grew up with sail and power boats on Lake Winnepesaukee. My wife and I enjoy seacoast living, walking and biking at the beach, kayaking, spending time with family, and trips to Boston.
I have found the group to be very welcoming to new/inexperienced paddlers. The opportunity to learn from and paddle with seasoned paddlers has helped my confidence immensely.