Assisting in the Delivery of Sail and Power Yachts
USCG 100Ton Masters/Sailing Endorsement

Since learning to sail in the early 80's on Mahasset Bay, Long Island, I've kept the thrill of being on the water alive by being a part of the racing/cruising culture in Annapolis through the 90's to the present. My first career was in Commercial Advertising Photography and always wondered what the next step would be...



July 2020- 1st Mate aboard Post Marine43 Southampton, NY to Baltimore, MD Capt. Tony Nastasee

June 2020- 1st Mate aboard Formula37PC Morehead City, NC to Port Jefferson, NY Capt. Tony Nastasee

Nov 2019- 1st Mate aboard Riviera 53 Deale, MD to Stuart, FL Capt. David Sabourin

Oct 2019- 1st Mate aboard Lagoon450 Essex,CT to Atlantic City, NJ Capt. Robert Penrod

Sept 2019- 1st Mate aboard Jefferson52MY St. Petersburg, Fl to Wilmington,NC Capt. Robert Penrod

Aug 2019- 1stMate aboard Beneteau Oceanis38 Boston, MA to NYC Capt. Tony Nastasee

July 2019- 1st Mate aboard Jeanneau49 Portsmouth, RI to Hampton Roads,VA Capt. Tony Nastasee

July 2019- 1st Mate aboard J46 Barrington, RI to Atlantic Highlands,NJ Capt. Robert Penrod

June 2019-1st Mate aboard Sea Ray480 Coinjock,NC to Baltimore, Md. Capt. Tony Nastasee

June 2019-1st Mate aboard Poole Chaffee 95MY Nanaimo, BC to Seattle, Wa. 

May 2019-1st Mate aboard Luhrs28 Open Orange Park, Fl to Baltimore, Md. Capt. Tony Nastasee 610-984-4458

Mar 2019-1stMate aboard Hylas63 Nanny Cay to West Palm Beach Alberto Duhau 954-899-2206

Jan 2019-1st Mate aboard Poole Chaffee 95MY Great Neck NY to Ft. Laud. Cameron McDowell 305-458-6434

Oct 2018- 1st Mate aboard Hunter460 SandyHook NJ to DC Robert Penrod 410-703-6656

July 2018- 1st Mate aboard Leopard 44 Grenada to Colon, Panama Robert Penrod 410-703-6656

May 2018- 1st Mate aboard Fountaine Pajot 40 Beaufort SC to St Augustine, same boat as Oct. 2016

Jan 2018- 1st Mate aboard Cheoy Lee 53 Wilmington NC to Marsh Harbour Rob Weseloh 570-994-3006

July 2017- 1st Mate aboard Skye51 Plymouth Ma. to Annapolis. Capt. Jeff Lewis 941-704-6206

May 2017- 1st Mate aboard Lagoon380 Waterford NY to Sandusky OH. Erie Canal and Lake

transit. Capt. Tony Nastasee 610-984-4458

Mar 2017- 1st Mate aboard Bali 4.0 LaRochelle to Las Palmas. Ross Lyon owner 914-882-7035

Oct 2016- 1st Mate aboard Fountaine Pajot 40 Annapolis to Oriental. Mitch Hughes

owner 770-630-0200

Sept 2016- Captain aboard Trojan 36 Middle River to NYC. Jon Bremner, owner


July 2016- 1st Mate aboard Sea Ray 56 from Deale MD to Westhampton NY

Captain David Sabourin 301-642-8095

June 2014- Captain aboard Beneteau 393 from Annapolis to New Bern NC using

ICW. 5 Days. Owner Greg Ames 919-426-5295

Feb 2014- 2nd Mate aboard 45 Neel Trimaran Miami to Beaufort NC Did a record

264 miles in 24 hours. Made Charleston in 39 hrs. Capt. Dave Block.

Oct 2013- 1st Mate aboard Leopard 39 catamaran Annapolis to Ft. Lauderdale

with Capt. Dave Block , 7 day duration.

Aug2013- 1st Mate aboard Vicem 72MY Annapolis to Newport RI and return.

Owner Joe Moss 301-325-1080.

May2013- 1st Mate aboard Hunter 45CC from St. Thomas to Ft. Lauderdale with

Capt. Dave Block, 7 day duration.

Apr2013 - 1st Mate aboard 85’ Stephens-Charleston SC to Hampton Roads VA

via ICW with Capt. Tom Bunino,.

Nov2012- 2nd Mate aboard Salona 37 Morehead City to Charleston with Bill Walczak.

Nov2012- 1st Mate aboard Island Packet 485 from Rock Hall MD to Cape Charles VA

3 day transit with owner Mike Kravitz 215-740-5924 cell.

July2012- 1st Mate aboard Benetti 85’M/Y XOXO from Norfolk VA to NYC. 2 Day transit

with Capt. Mark Rushworth

June2011- 1st Mate aboard Beneteau 461 Buffalo to Chicago 8 day transit. Capt. Dave Block

has reference information below.

May2011- 1st Mate aboard New York 36 5 day passage returning sailboat from Nov2010 trip

referenced below back to Annapolis.

Nov2010- 1st Mate aboard New York 36 from Annapolis to Belhaven NC, 1st leg of winter trip

down south. Bill Walczak, yacht broker, personal sailboat. 5 day passage duration

410-353-4712 for reference.

Oct 2010- 1st Mate aboard Beneteau 37.2, Charleston, SC to Tortola, BVI. 9 day passage duration.

Captain Dave Block 716-481-7245 can provide a good reference.

Sep 2010- 1st Mate aboard Duffy 42, a downeast cruiser from Manchester by the Sea to Great Bridge, 7 day

duration, prepared all shipboard meals and full provision planning.

Owner, Russ Zink 703-963-6346 cell and delivery Captain Dick Salter 978-290-3222.

Aug 2010- 1st Mate aboard Passport 50 from West Palm Beach to Tampa Bay by way of Key West.

3day duration. Capt. Dale Cheek 954-260-1761 for reference.



USCG 100Ton Master Inland w/ Sailing Endorsement #2987832


Date of Birth 04-07-1961

Current US Passport

TWIC Credential

Global Entry Card

TSA Pre-Approved

Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Chesapeake Area Professional Captain's Assoc. Member

Excellent Cook with Provisioning Skills

Advanced Martial Arts Ranking in several styles

Excellent Health, Racquetball 4x/wk

Married 33 years with two daughters, 28 and 26

German Sports Car Fanboy

Weekender: 1990 Porsche911(964)

Grocery Getter: 2016 Audi A7

Based in Baltimore, Maryland BWI is my base airport




What I’ve Done

2007-2012 Crew Snipe Racing Severn Sailing, Eastport
2003-2004 Crew J105 Frostbite Series AYC
2002-2005 Crew Catalina 27 Wed. night series AYC
1999-2002 Crew J30 Wed. night series AYC
1997-1999 Crew Merit 22 Patapsco River series
1998-2003 Owner, Endeavour 37.5, extensive cruising of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
1989-1998 Owner, Hunter 27
Genoa, Main, Spinnaker, Foredeck, RailMeat


The last few years I've been cruising the Upper Chesapeake Bay on free weekends on a 30' S2 sailboat, SailTrek, out of Bowleys Marina, Middle River.

Some Pictures and Vids from my travels.



Featured Showcase

Here is a sampling of various corporate and personal portraits done during my 35 years as an Advertising Photographer.

Gretchen at Museum of Industry
Prof. Olsh/McDaniel College
Chris Durban
Al Lewis/Greenwich Village
Jazz/Swim Phenom Meadowbrook Pool
Surgery/St.Joseph Hosp.Towson
Pops at Age 103
Keswick Memory Care
Prof.DeProspo/Washington College
Jessie at 15
The Becks/Trustees Washington Coll.
Dr. Glaser National Retina Inst.

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