Sailing in Bermuda

June 1999 to June 2002

I started sailing almost immediately after coming to Bermuda. I had never sailed before, but I caught on rather quickly. Before the end of that first year, some friends and I purchased a 24' sailboat that we raced every Saturday and Wednesday evenings for most of the year. We did not always do very well...but we had a great time.

We had team shirts and hats made with a logo that I designed...'Centipede' was the name of our boat.

Some images of our Saturday racing from the 'Great Sound' of Bermuda.

Once every year, usually in June is what they called the 'bilge boys' race where someone else on the crew takes the helm. The job was mine for 2 years. The first year it was blowing hard 20knot winds, but with a lot of help from the rest of the crew we did pretty well. In three races we placed 8th, 3rd, and 4th…out of 9 boats. I was pretty happy with that since it was my first time helming. It was a great learning experience.

My position was usually winch man.

Out for a fun sail with some friends visiting the island.

Sailing into the sunset.