August 10, 2011
Steve Hocking, dedicated sailing and racing enthusiast. I am a direct descendant of John Cox Stevens, the man who built the America, sailed it to England and won the cup now known as the America Cup. Our beautiful yacht Ohana is a 45ft Beneteau.
I have a USCG license, and am fully insured. I sailed on Ohana to Hawaii, BC Canada, several trips to Mexico; sailed in Holland, Turkey, Greece and just came back from the Seychelles. I race at least 3x a week both Bay and ocean racing. I love to teach people to sail and to enjoy the thrill of racing a sailboat, both in the Bay and in the ocean. While racing, Ohana is fully crewed up to 13 crew members. I also race double-handed races with my wife. Last year we raced in the prestigious Rolex Big Boat series and will do so again this year.
My first boat was a Pacific 30, the second boat a 34 ft Beneteau First. I also have a 23 ft Ranger that we take out on specific bay races. Currently I own a Beneteau 45f5 cruising/racing yacht. I have sailed the Pacific Cup in 2008, the Baja-ha-ha in 2007 and 2010. the Rolex Big Boat in 2010 and will again this year. I am a member of the Singlehanded Sailing Society, the YRA, participate in the OYRA races (second overall). Club membership in the Sausalito yacht club and the Golden Gate Yacht Club. My dream is to do another Pacific Cup (next year) and then sail on to Kiribata. This winter my wife and I will go and sail in Australia.
Our yacht Ohana was designed by Farr and Pinafarina. The interior is especially beautiful, all rosewood and soft curved lines. She has a specially designed racing keel, several sets of both white and composite racing sails. She is outfitted for ocean sailing and has all the required safety equipment on board such as a life raft, MOB, Epirb, SSB, GPS, on board laptops. Ohana also has a comfortable dodger, a dinghy, a two men kayak, BBQ, full galley, refrigeration, heater. We regularly sail with at least ten people on board. She sleeps 7. There is a salon, a master stateroom with bathroom en-suite, two aft staterooms, double berths, and one more bathroom.
USCG 6 pack license. We do not bareboat charter.
We really like the way we can connect with likeminded people.
Thanks for the clarification Steve. I really thought the $500 must have been a mis-print, since it's about 10 times higher than any fee I've seen for crewing or being a passenger in GWAW. As I said in my posting, I take on new crew for nothing and figure I'm training potential permanent crew; or if not just giving back to the sport that I love so much and in which I've always been trained without charges. Good luck in your recruitment/training efforts! Jan Grygier, Carlos
HI Steve ... unfortunately, I will not be able to afford the $75 fee (I was not aware there was one) ... but good luck and have fun with the sail ... look forward to next time ... cheers! Suzanne
Steve my number is [masked].