Bridge has been sailing small boats for the last 18 years! He started off with an old $500 Alpha One Craigslist special and now he sails with his wife Nancy on their boat Gitana, a Beneteau First 235 up in Eureka, CA.
"Sailing as a student and then as an instructor at OCSC has paid benefits beyond measure," Bridge says.
During COVID restrictions (and with the closure of OCSC), he took on the roll as Commodore for the Humboldt Yacht Club. Hard times, but YouTube saved the day!
Bridge loves sailing small boats… ..."and the J/24 is a big small boat!" he says. "They are so engaging to your body and spirit. All the troubles of the world wash away and the wind fills your soul." He also just finished building a little Eastport Pram so the he can take a sailboat on all his land adventures. Of course her name is Umami because sailing makes everything better.
Bridge is thrilled to be back in Berkeley working at Modern Sailing amid all his other sailing activities.