Portfolio

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
65
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

I live in a Victorian home on a quiet street in Cole Valley San Francisco. My dog Reggie, 4 year old English Cocker Spaniel, lives with me. We are getting ready to start a new phase of my life as I move into my retirement next year (2021). Besides sailing, my current passions are dogs, gardening, yoga, mountains, the outdoors, cycling, cooking, music, music, music. I gave up drinking and getting stoned a couple years ago and I seem to be happier sober (I have zero judgement of others who are not). I am gearing up for new adventures, hopefully on a boat! I am open to coastal cruising, blue water sailing, circumnavigation...the sea is the limit! I already love to swim and skin dive. I want to learn to spear fish, scuba dive, boogie board, celestially navigate, fishing, etc.

Sailing Experience:

I love to sail. I am an adventurous person. I like the real-time immersion required to sail safely and with confidence. It is meditative. Sailing just works for me on many levels.

While I did sail dinghies in my youth on Lake Erie and Lake Michigan, I became much more serious about sailing when I moved to San Francisco Bay in the mid-1980’s. I have been sailing the SF Bay ever since. I have been skippering J-105’s for almost two decades. While day sailing in SF Bay is a lot of fun, and challenging, it is a very narrow sailing experience base.

When I began seriously planning for my retirement, cruising was an obvious component. I know I want to do some blue water sailing, crossing oceans. The idea of dropping the anchor in any cove along the coast also attracts me - preferably in warmer climates. To broaden my experience base, I purchased Coastal Passage Making and Ocean Passage Making curricula at Club Nautique in Sausalito/Alameda. I am in the middle of that training program now, which is quite extensive - navigation, motoring, anchoring, electronics, provisioning, managing a crew, cruise planning, celestial navigation, boat systems, safety, safety, safety.

Sailing Qualifications:

1. I have been Bareboat Sailing certified for almost 20 years -- Olympic Circle Sailing Club in Berkeley CA.
2. Member of US Sailing Association
3. I am midway through a Coastal Passage-making curriculum at Club Nautique, Sausalito, CA.

Nautical Miles Logged:
5,000
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Occupation:
Business Development/Sales, Enterprise Software
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Quit 
Social Setting:
The life of the party, Better in small groups 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Blonde 
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