I am 21 years old. My father first took me sailing
on the Chespeake Bay when I was 6 months old; I have been sailing ever since. When I was 8, I began racing
on both small boats ( dinghies
), and Keel
Boats. My keel
experience includes a Cal
33, Express 35, J/22, J/24, J/29, J/30, J/35, J/42, Melges 24, Merit 25, Navy
44, and a Santa Cruz
70. My dinghy
experience includes Lasers, 420s, 470s, JY15s, Thistles, and Optimists. I have done many distance races, including the Round Block Island Race
and Vineyard race
, both in 2008.
I have been cruising my entire life. My cruising experience includes a Pearson
Ariel (similar to a Pearson
Triton, only smaller), a Morgan
35.7, and currently a Bayfield 32. I have sailed offshore
many many times, including a trip this past November from Annapolis
to St. Maarten
, in the Caribbean
I began coaching sailing and racing when I was 13- in 2001. I have been teaching junior sailors every summer since then, teaching everything from 8 year old beginners (kids who have never set foot on a boat) to 16 year olds in advanced racing. I have taught at the Baltimore
County Sailing Center for 6 summers (www.bcsailing.org)
, and this past summer taught at the Tred Avon
Yacht Club, in Oxford Md (tayc.com). I have taught 420s, Lasers, Optis, and Hunter
I am a Level 1 certified small boat instructor through US Sailing, and in May of 2007 became certified in Maryland
as an Emergency Medical
Technician. My EMT certification
. I have two years experience in the community fire department as an EMT.
I wonder if my qualifications meet your requirements.
Thanks in advance. I can be reached via email
at emt281101 (AT) gmail (DOT) com.