Tamara

Profile Information
Gender:
Woman 
Age:
55
Location:
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
Here for:
Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

There is nothing as soothing as the sound of wind in the sails with the ocean rushing beneath the keel. I am an avid sailor, PADI certified dive instructor and enjoy flying my Cessna 172 Skyhawk as time allows. As an international program manager, I have been very successful in handling my global company's largest multi-million projects helping other companies around the world become more efficient. Many of the projects revolve around IT infrastructure. I also enjoyed managing a team of engineers working for NASA during the shuttle program. I love traveling and have been privileged to visit more than 150 countries. My home in Merritt Island, Florida has hosted friends and family from around the world--something I truly enjoy.

Sailing Experience:

I started sailing in my early 20s on my 32-foot Elite sloop in the Chesapeake Bay. From 1993-1995, I took a "seabatical" which started from Washington, DC on my 40-foot Trintella ketch. Sailing down the Eastern US seaboard and through the Caribbean to Venezuela, I moved up to a 51-foot Hartley design custom built ketch. From there, I transitioned to crewing for an older couple on a 40-foot wooden boat who had sailing trophies in the case at the Cape Town Yacht Club where I had stood as a young American photojournalist looking at the crew board and dreaming of a life at sea. Together we from the Southern Caribbean to Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sailing Qualifications:

I am a reasonably competent blue water sailor. I purchased my 41-foot Islander Freeport cutter rigged ketch about 10 years ago and have been sailing her locally near Merritt Island, Florida with the dream of taking her circumnavigating. I have crewed on boats in friendly yacht club racing regattas and Sunday races in Southern California and central Florida. I also helped my friend Feargus Bryan sail his beautiful "new" 70-foot John G. Alden-designed classic 1924 Malabar VI schooner "Liberty" from St. John to Trinidad for a refit before she headed home to Scandinavia. Helped another friend sail his beautiful Oyster from Maryland to Antigua in December 2020. I have done a great deal of work on my own boats ranging from woodwork and fiberglass to sewing sail covers, cushions and even sail repair. I also have gotten greasy down in the bilge doing minor engine work. General HAM license.

Nautical Miles Logged:
About 8,000
Occupation:
Global Program Manager
Home and family
Have Children:
No 
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Rarely 
Social Setting:
Somewhat shy, Social butterfly, Better in small groups 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
5'4" - 5'7" (161 - 170cm) 
Eyes:
Hazel 
Hair:
Blonde 
Recent activity
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Tamara added 9 pictures to the album Sea Parrot:
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Robby and Tamara are now friends.
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RickM and Tamara are now friends.
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Tamara added 5 pictures to the album Sea Parrot:
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Mcarther and Tamara are now friends.
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Tamara added 14 pictures to the album Sea Parrot: