Richard's lifelong sailing adventure began with island hopping on a small sailing dinghy at age 14 in the South Pacific Kwajalein Atoll of the Marshall Islands. Frequently meeting visiting cruisers expanded his desire to explore the world of sailing. Learning to sail native outriggers, understanding their ancient navigation technology, and appreciating the significant role that sailing vessels have played over thousands of years in the evolution of mankind drew Richard even deeper into the world of cruising. Sailing became a fascination that would stay with him always.
For the last 50 years, Richard has enjoyed, sailed, owned and cruised several designs of small and large vessels. In addition to recreational Hobie cat racing, wind surfing and captaining charters on his Morgan 44, he has taught various levels of sailing for 5 years at sailing schools including Modern Sailing, launching students on their own lifelong sailing adventures. Richard enjoys meeting new sailors on the Bay and sea and welcoming them to the wonderful world of sailboats, wind and water!