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Captain, Junior Captain

Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew


To command a safe, efficient and profitable vessel using my combined business acumen and extensive nautical experience


Career Highlights

  • Experienced captain with over 20,000+ offshore miles worldwide
    • Diverse Grand Prix sailing experience in Spain, Africa, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Southern California, Great Lakes                                        
    • Professional regatta sailing and deliveries; trans-oceanic, offshore and inshore racing

Technical Credentials and Licensures

  • USCG Master 100GT with Marine Radio Operator Permit                                          
  • Towing Endorsement
  • Sailing Endorsement
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Highly skilled at maritime navigation, weather, boat-handling
  • Superior skillset in fiberglass repair, sail repair, line splicing, and basic engine repair and maintenance
  • Expert in Navionics, SeaNav and other chartplotter programs
  • Expert in MS Office and Quickbooks
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese

At-Sea Experience   

Bowman, Tripp 47’, Trippwire                                                                                            2013 - Present

Great Lakes Offshore Distance Races:  Queen’s Cup, Tripp Cup, CYC Race to Mackinac, Verve Cup, NOOD (National Offshore One-Design), many more

Great Lakes Course Races:  Macatawa Bay Yacht Club                    

Bowman and Trimmer, Nelson Marek 47’, Tyrant                                                                 2009 - 2012

Great Lakes Offshore Distance Races:  Queen’s Cup, Tripp Cup CYC Race to Mackinac, Verve Cup, NOOD (National Offshore One-Design), many more

Great Lakes Course Races:  Macatawa Bay Yacht Club                    

Bowman, Trimmer and Delivery Skipper, Reichel Pugh 50’, Blue Blazes                                      1999 - 2011

San Diego and Mexico course/offshore races

Trimmer, Chicago Farr 40’, Seahawk                                                                                 2004 - 2010

            Farr 40 One Design Class

Bowman, Trimmer and Delivery Skipper, Santa Cruz 70’, Mirage                                                1999 - 2003

            Great Lakes 70 Class

Bowman, TP 52’, Erbo                                                                                                      1994 - 1995

            Audi MedCup (formerly known as Mediterranean Circuit)

Deckhand and Tour Guide, Sailing Cruise Ship 207’, Nantucket Clipper                                   1994

Caribbean; Served as crew, diving, snorkeling, watersports and sight-seeing guide

Trimmer and Tour Guide, Maxi-Catamaran 78’ Class, Key West, FL, Fury                            1993 - 1994

Crewed on two sisterships each 78 -foot, 50-passenger excursion vessels

Served as crew, snorkeling and sight-seeing guide

Bowman, Swan 65, Decadence                                                                                             1992

            Participated in two trans-Atlantic regattas, including America500 recreation of Columbus’ voyage

Crew, Sailboard, 420s and 470s                                                                                      1986 - 1989

Rollins College NCAA Sailing Team

Southeast US SAISA South Division Champion


Managerial and Business Experience

Hedge Fund Derivatives Trader (various funds and clearing firms, including Dean Witter, Oppenheimer, Akamai Trading, Jump Trading, S.A.K. Clearing, PATS-Professional Automated Trading Systems)                                                                1995 – 2013

  • Effective management of organizational personnel and project-specific teams
  • Strong attention to detail and cultivating client relationships
  • Proven performance in complex, fast-paced, high-stress scenarios
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to easily adapt



Universidad Completense de Madrid, Spain                                                                      1989 - 1990                                                                                                    

Internship:  United Nations Madrid Consulate; European Union Bureaucratic Creation

Universidad de Salamanca, Spain                                                                                    1989

Degree in Spanish Fluency

Intensive Language Program

Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida                                                                                                    1986 - 1991

Bachelor of Arts: International Relations and Foreign Languages

Dean’s List all semesters


Macatawa, MI,
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