Our Sailing Backgrounds

Rich’s Background (Updated spring 2021)

Age Started Sailing

  • 3-4 years old? Too young to remember.

Childhood Family Boats

  • Pearson 36 (Bought new 1974?)
  • Pearson 40 (Bought new 1979)
  • J/24 (1978 model bought ~1986)

Sailing Passions / Future Ambitions

  • Single-handed passage making
  • Double-handed racing (a new obsession starting in 2021!)
  • Living aboard
  • Restoring 1980s boats (So far: a J/29 and a Sabre 42)
  • 1980s Sabres (I will own more!)
  • Pontificating on yacht design, even without industry experience or formal training

Cruising / Passage Making Experience

  • 14,172 cruising / passage making miles (excludes local racing, Bay cruising, etc)
  • 1,162 single handed miles (Sabre 42)
  • Notable destinations: Bermuda, Havana, Georgetown (Bahamas)

Racing Highlights: Owner / Driver

1st 2001 J/29 North American Championship
1st 1999 J/29 Fall One Design Regatta
1st 1998 J/29 Fall One Design Regatta
1st PHRF A2 1998 Annapolis to Miles River Race (J/29)

Racing Highlights: Co-Helmsman / Watch Captain / Tactician

2nd 2017 PHRF Cruising Class Annapolis to Newport (Hylas 56 – Co-helmsman)
2nd 2003 Mumm 30 NOOD One Design (Tactics)
1st 2002 J/105 Annapolis to Solomon’s Island Race (Co-Helmsman)
2nd 2002 J/105 Annapolis to Oxford Race (Tactics)

Racing Highlights: Short Handed

2nd 2021 Double Handed Annapolis to Oxford Race (Beneteau 36.7 SD)

Racing Highlights: Crew

3rd 1999 J/22 North American Championship (foredeck)
2nd 1998 J/22 East Coast Championship (foredeck)


Lisa’s Sailing Background (Updated spring 2021)

Age Started Sailing

  • 25

Sailing Passions / Future Ambitions

Lisa’s primary sailing passion is the comradery of competing alongside good friends.

Cruising / Passage Making Experience

In addition to racing, Lisa has completed thousands of blue water passage miles with multiple deliveries between Annapolis and Newport and Annapolis and Fort Lauderdale.

She has also spent extensive time cruising in New England, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Racing Highlights: Crew

Lisa has been an avid racer for more than 25 years and has competed in multiple World Championships, North American Championships and East Coast Championships on a variety of boats with podium finishes.

Lisa has competed in the following championship regattas:

  • 2001 J/29 North Americans – 1st Place
  • 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championships
  • 2002 ISAF World Sailing Games in Marseille France
  • 2002 J/22 North Americans
  • 2004 J/22 Worlds
  • 2010 J/35 North Americans
  • 2014 J/70 North Americans
  • 2015 J/70 Worlds

She has also competed in several offshore races, including:

  • 2016 Miami to Havana
  • 2017 Annapolis to Newport
  • 2018 Newport to Bermuda
  • 2019 Fort Lauderdale to Key West
  • 2019 Annapolis to Newport