My name is Tom Smith.
I've been around the water
a good portion of my life but financial circumstances forced me to move from the San Diego
area where I chartered 30 foot Catalinas out of Dana Point
to Marion, Iowa. Thus the title "Landlocked Sailor".
But I retired in 2010 and now I'm getting back to sailing and I'm not letting my location hold me back. Last year I obtained my RYA Day Skipper certification
and my STCW-95 qualification.
I joined Crewseekers and covered 4700 ocean miles on several different sailing yachts from a 36 foot Westerly Conway to a 53 foot Swan.
I hope to help others who can't afford their own boat to do what I do. See you on the forum!