Novato, CAUSA 94947
January 22, 2012
I've been sailing since I was 14, which was a long time ago. Have owned a Santana 27, raced the bay and ocean for decades, cruised in Greece and Tahiti, delivered boats in Mexico and Fiji-NZ, raced the Pacific Cup and three HaHas—oops out of space...
All sorts, from a 14' Aqua Cat on a lake to Sorcery, an 80' maxi to a 120' Windjammer. Have raced Newport 30s, Thunderbirds, J 24s, Santana 27s, Catalina 30s and 34s, Pearson 32s. Did the Pac Cup on a Gibsea 43, Tahiti on an Endeavor 37, Pac Cup on Islander 36, Erickson 25, big luxury catamaran, and Cooper 42. Mexico on a Norsea 53. Would love to sail via Galapagos to the Marquesas and beyond, and plan to do as many more Haja Haha races as I can.
I sometimes find myself standing in front of the World Cruising section of the book department at West Marine with my eyes glazed over swaying as I dream of islands not yet seen. This photo was taken in Tahiti, where life was simpler.