My Sailing History
Age 6, stepped in my 1st Sabot and in heavy air tore the chain plates out.
Teens - sailed Y-Flyers on Lake Winnipeg
Edmonton:- Raced Fireballs at Edmonton Yacht Club, provincially and at C.O.R.K
Raced Contenders at EYC
Raced Invitations at EYC
Raced Lasers at EYC and Kelowna
•In 1981 I bought a Cal 22 and sailed her on Lake Wabamum, near Edmonton, and trailed it to Vancouver to take extended cruises on the west coast including Sooke, the Gulf and San Juan islands, inlets as far north as Rivers Inlet.
In 1984 I added a Siren to the fleet so I could reserve the Cal 22 for the west coast.
In 1986 moved to Vancouver and bought Renewal Time and sailed BC coastal waters as far north as Queen Charlottes, did West coast of the island and went into (at the time) uncharted inlets such as Seymour over 11 year period clocking over 15,000 miles.
•May 21, 1997 took off single handed for the south Pacific
1998 bought Grand Banks 32 and then sold it right away to get Sinecure, a Nonsuch 26.
•During my insurance career I traveled the world and was able to sail in many different places on friend's or chartered boats, including (not in any order):
Many voyages in the Solent and English channel on SeaLords and similar
HobieCat racing and "cruising" in Bahrain
crewed on Gretel II, Sidney, Australia
delivery trip of 44 footer "Nimbus" from Fiji via Astrolabe area to Western Samoa
3 two week bare boat charters in the British Virgin Islands
two week bare boat charter out of St. Petersburg, Florida plus a 4 day disaster but that's another story
raced J24's in Bermuda
cruised Bermuda numerous times on a variety of boats
dingy sailed in Bahamas, Corfu, Cairo
day bare boat charters from Maui, Hawaii
Ranger 29 for 2 weeks on Lake Ontario
Fireball cruising and racing while living in Montreal
Offshore Cruising course (for fun) out of San Diego and then just cruising area including Catalina
AND some more I have just kind of forgotten.