started out sailing a 14-foot dinghy in 1993. After moving up to a
22-footer and day sailing on Chesapeake, he finally spent some time on
bigger keelboats, including a Morgan 48, and crewed on a delivery from
the Abaco Islands to Miami. Once he had “caught the serious
sailing bug” he ended up buying a Sabre 34 in Rhode Island, and sailed
it to Maryland, where he and his wife now live, on Back Creek in
2007 Mike started as a Skipper in the Offshore Sail Training Program at
the Naval Academy. Every summer he spends a month training 8
midshipmen beginning sailors aboard a Navy 44, cruising to various New
England ports, including Mystic, Newport, Marblehead and Rockport
retiring as an Architect in 2016, Mike became a full time sailing
instructor. He holds a USCG 50-ton Masters License, a Navy Sailing
Offshore Skipper qualification, and ASA Instructor Certification in
Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising and Coastal Navigation.
Mike is also a graduate of the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship
in ASA107 Celestial Navigation.