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Yacht Master Ocean, Master Power 100 Ton unlimited,
PADI Dive Master, Power Boat - unlimited, Instructor Examiner
North and South Atlantic Ocean
Sea of Cortez
Maritime positions held
World Sailing Council (ISAF)
False Bay Yacht Club, Commodore & Honorary Life Member
South African Sailing Federation, Executive Committee
National Safety At Sea, Chairman
Simon's Town Marina Company, Board Member
Cruising Association of South Africa, Regional Chairman and council member
USCG Masters licenses: 100 Ton Inland & Great Lakes, 50 Ton Near Coastal, and Sailing & Towing Endorsements
ASA Instructor rated in Basic Keel Boat, Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Charter, Coastal Navigation, Catamaran, Docking.
North Atlantic Ocean
Coastal New England
Lake Superior. Lake Michigan. Lake Huron.
Fluent German, limited but functional French & Spanish
Hallberg-Rassy 53’, Burr Bros. Marina, Marion, MA. 2011-13
Island Packet 40’ , Pikes Bay Marina, Bayfield, WI 2007-12
Catalina 27’, Jubilee Yacht Club, Beverly, MA. 1976-80
Published 'The Spring Migration' in Spring 2017 edition of Multihull Quarterly:
'Preparing to go Offshore: the Vessel, the voyage and the crew' presentation to the Lake Superior Cruisers 2015
Chartered 70’ Atlantic & sailed for one month in the Greek, Dodecanese island chain off the coast of Turkey. 2011
Organized the 2010 Island Packet Rendezvous on Lake Superior
Retired VP of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Board member: Citizens League of MN, GTS, educational events inc., Lawrence History Center (honorary).
Tenor in a community choir, distance road biking, yoga practitioner, other relentless efforts at staying fit, reading maritime non-fiction, knitting and constructing large outdoor mosaic installations.
Captain Joan Gilmore, Owner of Sail Away Sailing School, LLC 612-871-8101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Friedlander Hamish Brewer
Jay & Emily Hoffman Bobby Julien
David Walsh Kent Grimbeek