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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Wellington, FL / Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
About Me:
I am a long time sailor with extensive racing experience. I've also provided advanced instruction and collegiate coaching.Sailing has been a major part of my life.

No longer living aboard my Stevens 47, Comfortably Numb, in the NYC area. Now land based in Wellington and Ciudad Colon. CN is in Ft. Lauderdale but headed to Newport this summer. It been an entire waste of a trip south bringing the boat to FL for the winter.

I am a educated, professional person who has worked mostly in technical areas.

Comfortably Numb is available for charter.
Current location:
Ciudad Colon
Destinations visited:
4 of the continents...so far. Most of my international experience has been racing J-24's (5 World Championships)

Cruised in New England and the Mediterranean extensively, also FL, BVI, Bermuda, passages between Tortola and Newport.
Looking to:
enjoy life, meet new people and continue sailing

current plan is to be based in LI Sound this summer, leave for the Chesapeake late summer, down to FL for the winter and then down to Boca del Toro and San Blas Islands in Panama in the future


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Laser Pico sailing in Caldera

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Fellow SeaKnots member Max Soto joined in plus sailing buddy Bruce Young. We had a great day of warm weather/warm water (both in the 80's), light air sailing. We are hoping to increase the sailing activity here in Costa Rica by magnitudes...especially our own! I will post a few photos after Max sends them to me



Here's a few photos



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CT to Norfolk

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:12pm 1 Comment

I just returned from Norfolk by car after sailing the boat from CT to Norfolk this past weekend. We left from Westbrook,CT on Friday and arrived on Monday AM. It was a bit short on crew as I had to share my 3rd crew (I prefer at least 4) with a friend from Martha's Vineyard who was alone on his Hans Christian 48. We sailed down as a pair. On Friday, mid-day, we passed by the UN on the way down the East river. We spent a very enjoyable overnight in Sandy Hook then set off mid-day Sat for Norfolk… Continue

CN heading south

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 5:53pm 0 Comments

Comfortably Numb will be headed from CT to Fl over the next few months. CN is a well fitted Stevens 47 and there are still berths available, so contact me.



The first leg, CT-Annapolis, is taking palce over Labor Day weekend. It's fully subscribed, but lots more to go after that.



Annapolis - Norfolk Sept 18-21



After 11/1 passes the trip resumes



After Nov 1

Norfolk - Wilmington, NC via Intracoastal - 275 NM. Involves stripping masthead to clear… Continue

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At 10:27am on October 30, 2010, ahmet haluk onal said…
ok,art. have a easy readying for winter seasons.
At 6:10am on September 5, 2010, ahmet haluk onal said…
hello art!!! can i join your crews team???
At 12:02pm on December 13, 2009, LOLA said…
Hi Art...is there anyway, you can post your Meetup photo on Meetups group/?
I loved Costa Rica and will come back and talk more.

Lola
At 7:50am on September 21, 2009, Terri said…
oops, thought you meant me.. almost same time for me. confused & not enuf coffee in me yet :-)
At 1:57pm on August 29, 2009, CAN DRAC said…
Art, you are right! Just came back from spending a day in Bonifacio and Lavezzi. What an experience! I can imagine this harbor entrance looking exactly as it is thousands of years ago!
At 9:58am on May 13, 2009, Johan du Plooy said…
Hi Art,
Contact me when you get here - Capt. Als' on Fridays. Johan
At 7:46pm on April 8, 2009, carole lowry said…
Found your site and answered my own question re-live aboard. Great life, if I could only stop working. Down to 3 days/ week but cannot seem to break the last tie called funding my lifestyle.
My dream is to do the Pacific via the Panama. Possibly back home to Australia to visit family than off again.
Have a great summer
Carole
At 12:06pm on January 26, 2009, Silver Sailor said…
Art...Johan's numbr is 201-360-0759 mine is
201 915 4398..
At 10:54pm on January 25, 2009, Silver Sailor said…
Art...Didn't make Capt. Als friday...sorriy...I let Johan know but
didnt call you earlier....suggest...checking each other around
3 or 4PM to see whats happening...then we will know who will
be aboard for cocktails...Len
At 5:54pm on January 4, 2009, arnoldo alfaro said…
Merry Xmas and a vy happy new yr full of good winds. I am going back to Puntarenas Jan 6, as soon as my daughter goes back to California.
 
 
 

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