Eric began sailing in Chicago, IL as a crew member racing large boats. He was immediately enamored with the concept of sailing and impressed by those with the skill required to do it well. He took every opportunity to learn more and within three years of that first sail was certified as a keelboat instructor.

He spent the next two summers teaching sailing during the week, racing on weekends, and pleasure sailing whenever he found free time.

 

Eric grew up a frequent visitor to Cape Cod even living in Dennis one summer to work as a lifeguard on the town beaches. In 2010 he moved to the Cape as a year-round resident. Shortly after that move he completed the captain's certification course at Mass Maritime Academy. Eric has earned a 50 Ton Master License as well as Red Cross: CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding certifications

First Mate - Berit

Berit started sailing when she met Eric in 2016. She instantly fell in love with the sensation of the water against the bow and felt the 'heartbeat of the Earth'. It didn't hurt, either, that the captain was very charming. Since that first sail, Berit has become a competent first mate including completing her first race (taking first place despite an impromptu thunderstorm) and is currently logging hours towards her captain's license.