El Cerrito, CAUSA
Hometown: El Cerrito
June 7, 2014
Grew up sailing in Great Lakes (Huron) and owned O'Day sailboat in Madison, WI (Lake Mendota) for 15 years. I have been sailing with a friend monthly out of Point Richmond Yacht Club. Never raced before but would like to try a fun race such as a beercan. I love being on the water and feel fulfilled and content when I am rushing through water and working with the wind as it changes.
Spent youth on Sailfish and Hobie Cat. In high school, I raced dinghys in Detroit (ha!) and crewed on a yawl in Lake Huron and for friend's fathers on a Michigan/Ontario race - first girl on crew for cooking and spinnakers. Had a variety of sailing experiences through college, mainly with friends who crewed on boats. Owned an O'Day 22 in Wisconsin and sailed 4 months out of mooring. Now sailing in San Francisco Bay with a friend occasionally on his 32 foot, fiberglass sailboat.
No longer have my boat.
I don't have sailing certificates and haven't a bareboat certification either.
I have some limited range of motion with right shoulder at this point. Doesn't interfere with turning a winch or pulling a line. Enthusiasm makes up for lack of strength most of the time. I am older and wiser, I think....
Loving my life in the East Bay: hiking, dog walking, sailing, ceramic sculpture work, taking classes with friends, and spending time with my grand-children.