Rob has worked as an engineer in the telecommunications and defense industries. He has been a Lead Engineer and a Manager. Now he works for DHPC Technologies, Inc in Woodbridge, NJ. Rob has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University and an MS in Solid State Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Rob has been in love with sailing since his first experiences with the sport back in the mid 70's. He has been sailing every year now since 1989. In 1993, Rob joined the Sailing Club. He became a club-qualified skipper 2 years later. He held several posts with the club including Commodore and Training Coordinator. Rob loves sailing the Chesapeake Bay and will passionately share that love with anyone who will listen. Other memorable experiences include skippering in two Lucent Regattas in the Netherlands (1999 and 2000) and skippering a 45-foot tugboat for the National Park Service while in high school.
Rob holds a 200-Ton Master's license with Auxiliary Sail and Assistance Towing endorsements. He also is certified by the American Sailing Association to teach Basic Keelboat Sailing, Basic Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat Chartering. Rob has been a recurring speaker on several topics at Cruisers' University. He has participated in and is available for yacht deliveries along the Atlantic seaboard from Boston to the the Carolinas. Rob has also planned and executed flotilla cruises all over the Chesapeake Bay, Europe, and the Caribbean. Rob is the owner and operator of the 41-foot sloop Bay Poet based out of Rock Hall, MD. In June of 2017, Rob became a Relief Captain aboard the 115-foot Schooner A.J. Meerwald, the state tallship of New Jersey.
And...in case you were curious, Capt. Rob is the 12th one-half cousin, three times removed, of Sir Francis Chichester.
Here is what Rob's clients have said about him:
When it comes to sailing, Rob believes that the journey IS the destination. He loves planning and executing cruising events for friends and clients. His essays and poems on sailing have been published in the Sailing Club's newsletter and elsewhere. Capt. Rob also has a blog on various sailing topics. Additionally, he is a contributing author for My Boat Life, a digital magazine. His articles are available at this link.
Email Rob here or call him at 908.672.3609.
Chef Theresa has been sailing regularly since 2007. She has planned and prepared meals aboard sloops and catamarans from the French West Indies to the Adriatic Sea. She embraces local ingredients and prepares rich, satisfying meals from them. Theresa is an accomplished sailor in her own right. She is skillful at the wheel and frequently takes the helm for docking and anchoring. She is a gracious hostess who can never do enough for her guests.
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