I started sailing in North Africa at a young age. By ten my dream was established to circumnavigate the globe on my own sail boat. In 1978 I completed a degree of Merchant Marine Engineer in “Ecole de la Marine Marchande,” Saint Malo, France. Two years later at 25 I became yacht captain in the sailboat charter industry in the Greek Islands. Over the next three charter seasons I skippered sailboats from 35 to 50 ft. During the summer of 1984 I delivered a Dufour 12000, 40ft ketch from Rhodes, Greece to Pensacola, Florida thereafter settling in the USA. From 1989 to 1994 I built a 33ft Roger Simpson designed catamaran. In 1996, 97, 98 with my wife and two young kids, I completed three round trips to Mexico’s west coast. My ten year old dream was realized from 1999 to 2004. I sailed around the world on my catamaran Imani with my family, west bound, via Suez and Panama Canals. In 2007 I began my Sailing Coach/Yacht Delivery business. I presently hold a 50-ton US Coast Guard Master License. I enjoy sharing my 30-plus years of sailing experience with sailboat owners, helping them to sail San Francisco Bay or the seven seas. From December 2008 to September 2009, I sailed my catamaran to French Polynesia then Hawaii and back to Sausalito. In 2010 I started volunteering with Blue Water Foundation as captain, teaching sailing weekly to 5th graders on Golden Bear and Aleta both 46ft racing sloop out of San Francisco Marina. Blue Water’s mission is to bring the joy of sailing to SF Bay Area inner city and at risk youth.
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