About Me

About Captain Rob

  • USCG Captain, Master
  • ASA Sailing Instructor
  • Over 50 years sailing experience
  • Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida
  • 40 years as a Mechanical Engineer

Experience: Sailing regattas: crew, skipper and race officer; ASA certified sailing instructor

  • Member RYA
  • Member of US Sailing
  • Member of North American Hobie Class Association
  • Member of American Sailing Association
  • Decorated Vietnam Veteran


I built my first sailboat at the age of 12. It was built from scrap plywood and lumber from a church that was being built next door in Tampa, Florida. It was a crude flat bottom boat with leeboards. The sail was a lateen rig that was made from saplings and old bed sheets. It sailed like a tub, but it gave me hours of enjoyment cruising in a small pond located at the back of our house. After years of renting or sailing on friends boats I bought my first Hobie Cat in 1981. Like many others I wanted a sailboat that could go fast. A Hobie Cat fit the need. Soon I was competing in regattas on Hobie Cats and J-24s, which lead to acting as a race officer and organizing regattas. In 2010 I decided to settle down and I bought the Alana McCree in Tortola and brought her to Delaware. I originally kept the Alana McCree in Cape May, New Jersey.  Then we moved her to Summit North (9 miles from my house) which seems to be a perfect spot, as I could choose to sail the Chesapeake or head down and out Delaware Bay and do a little ocean sailing. In 2014 we decided to enter the cruising business in the Annapolis area.  At the end of the  2019 Sailing Season we decided to pack it up and move closer to our daughter in London, UK.  We sold the boats, the cars, the furniture, the house and moved to Hamble-le-Rice in England.