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  • About JoeRobertJr
    Vessel Make/ model
    Catalina 25
    Vessel Name
    Starfish
    Location
    Orefield, PA
    Occupation
    Circuit Designer
    Biography
    Currently preparing for ownership of an offshore cruising sailboat. Building experience with a trailer sailer.

    I first learned to sail as a young teen in the Boy Scouts. That hooked me for good. In high school, I bought my own small sailboat, a 13' Zuma, rigged similarly to a Laser. I sailed that on Canandaigua Lake, NY, and the Niagara River while in college.

    After college, I served 11 years as an officer in the US Navy, where I got training and much experience in large ship handling and navigation, completing SWO qualification. There was not much training there specific to sailing vessels, but in Newport, RI, I did the certification necessary to rent small day sailers.

    In 2017, I introduced my wife of 20 years to the joys of sailing through a captained charter in the BVI. Now, she is hooked, too, and we have plans for our impending empty-nest phase of life.

    Sailing certification: ASA 101, 103, 104, 118.
    2017: Captained charter in BVI. Logged 50 hours underway, 63nm,
    2018: Bareboat charters in Chesapeake Bay,MD and Penobscot Bay, ME. Logged 89 hours underway, 196nm.

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