Greetings from the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, AZ)... my name is Tom. Originally from Cape Cod
, MA (23 yrs)... been sailing since very young age, but definitely would NOT fall into the category of the (2) “experienced” crew you’re seeking...
Fortunate growing up 20+ yrs to be afforded a great childhood sailing Dad’s boats which included: Pearson
32, Tartan 10, J24, J22, Hobie Cats, Laser’s, Sunfish... mostly local cruising in Nantucket
sound, but some light racing
Moved to Los Angeles and realized quickly I was not on the sailboat budget
my Dad had afforded us all those years, so got the next best thing... a 6’10” Becker surfboard that I spent 4-5 days a week getting my fill of the Pacific (Malibu beaches down to O.C)... also crewed a bit out of the Marina Del Rey Yacht Club for some local Sat/Sun racing
My sailing options out here in AZ are quite limited. Hawai’i to Continental US is at the top of my “bucket list” items!! My Dad (who instilled in me my passion and love for all things “Ocean”) passed away 3 years ago and I’m anxious to make this trip so much for me... but also for my Dad as I know he would be looking down with pride, joy (a bit of jealousy maybe), and I’m sure a bit of reluctant concern too...
What I lack in trans-oceanic experience, I GUARANTEE I will make up for ten-fold in personality/attitude, mental physical toughness, and willingness and eagerness to help and contribute!
in the “hotel industry” out here in Phoenix. Our industry has been hit very hard (like so many)... so many things come down to timing... the timing couldn’t me any MORE right for an opportunity like this!