hroarke

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
63
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

I'm at the point in my life where, to a great extent due to my profession, I'm blessed with the ability to pretty much work from anywhere and on a relatively flexible (and continually more flexible) schedule, without having to "retire" (whatever that means anymore). My profession has also caused me to be well traveled (though Asia and Africa are still on my lists) and to have been blessed with interacting with people from many cultures. I love sailing because it requires both thought and physical exercise. I mean anybody can cause a modern powerboat's GPS autopilot linked chart plotter to take them from point A to B... Currently, I sail mostly for a day or two at a time, but would like to step that up to longer periods at sea.

Ps when I checked "often" for drinking, I'm talking about wine, which I consider the "normal" beverage with meals (other than breakfast and lunch in the middle of the week of course).

Sailing Experience:

Since college. In the 70s: daysailers on local lakes. In the 80s: a Pearson 365 ketch (multiple 3-5 day passages); Hobie 16 on local lakes; crewed on Lightnings in class races; also occasionally on Thistles. In the 90s: distance from salt water and life in general gave me an absence from sailing, but several times on mid-30s sloops (can't remember the exact type). In the early 2000s once on a Beneteau 31 (my first "recovery" from the 90s, sailing-wise). In last five years: have sailed extensively in coastal waters on each of a Jeanneau 37 SO, Jeanneau 389 SO, Jeanneau 469 SO and most on a Jeanneau 45 DS.

Sailing Qualifications:

Many years of experience on everything from lake daysailers to reasonably large cruising keelboats. I even remember how to start (and cook most anything) on an alcohol stove and navigate using paper charts, dividers, parallel rulers, etc. Though I must admit I prefer the ease of a GPS and a chart plotter (but you never know when the other may be required). I've no formal certifications, but am not opposed to getting them (as such tend to reduce insurance costs and ease of chartering in remote destinations).

Nautical Miles Logged:
Around 3,000
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
No 
Occupation:
International Tax lawyer
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Often 
Social Setting:
Home body, Side kick 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Red