Captain Tor Pinney
aboard the good ketch Silverheels from
Florida to and thru the Exumas (southern Bahamas),
then offshore to St Martin, West Indies.
Island-hopped single-handed down the Lesser
Antilles chain to Carriacou & Grenada. Sailed from
Carriacou to Bocas del Toro, Panama, stopping
briefly at Curacao.
Silverheels from northeast Florida to & thru
the Mona Passage, to the south coast of the
Dominican Republic. Coastal-cruised to Haiti, then
thru the Windward Passage and island-hopped the
entire length of the Bahamas south to north before
returning to Green Cove Springs, Florida. About
half that trip was single-handed. In between,
cruised a Volkswagen pop-top campervan out west
for 2 summers, van-camping in and around
Clearwater National Forest, north-central Idaho,
based out of Missoula, Montana.
Cruising aboard Silverheels - Florida to Beaufort,
NC. Offshore to St. Maarten in the northeastern Caribbean.
Sailed the Leeward and Windward Islands to Grenada, then
west via Curacao to Colombia, the San Blas Islands, Panama,
some small islands off Honduras and back to Florida.
Sometimes single-handing, sometimes with crew.
Traveling and writing: USA, British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska,
Tahiti/Moorea, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali
Land cruising in an RV, traveling & living in the
northwestern United States, in the mountains and forests
where there aren't any boats. Cruised about 25,000 miles in
Founder/President of American Cruise Lines and
Maritime Services, Inc. Bought the 177-passenger,
steel double-decker ferryboat, M/V "Tecumseh", in
Ontario, Canada and drove her (with one crewman and a dog)
2,000 nautical miles to Florida via Lake Erie, the Erie
Canal, the Hudson River and the ICW. Converted the vessel
into a tourist excursion boat named "Rumrunner
Key." Operated as owner and relief captain in Key West,
Cruised extensively: Los Roques-Curacao-Honduras-Guatemala-Belize-Florida,
Trans-Atlantic via Bermuda/Azores/Lisbon,
Spain, Gibraltar, the Balearics, Sardinia, Sicily, the Greek
Islands and Turkey. Backtracked through the Mediterranean
via Tunisia & Gibraltar, then to the Canary
Islands-West Indies-Bahamas-Florida. About half of
that was sailed single-handed.
Created and executed Pacific Seacraft's
"Circumnavigator" package and promotion program,
sailing own Crealock 37 cutter, Sparrow, to 8 major
East Coast boat shows, Miami to Maine and back. Then
took off cruising. Single-handed from Boston to
Venezuela via the West Indies.
Founder/President of Cruising Yachts Inc.,
a Fort Lauderdale/Miami yacht sales company, the
southeastern U.S. regional dealer for Pacific
Seacraft Corporation's cruising sailboats. Owned
and lived aboard the Crealock yawl, "Kerry".
Owner of the steel Sparkman & Stevens yawl,
"Buccaneer". Cruised her 10,000 mi. between the
Chesapeake and the West Indies. Did more yacht deliveries,
ranging between New England and Trinidad. Then served as captain
of the first Morgan 60 Schooner,
"Paradigm", 9 mo./9,000 mi., including the 1982
fall East Coast boat show series, and subsequent Caribbean
Full time charter & delivery captain
throughout the Caribbean. Multiple bluewater yacht
deliveries, incl. US East Coast, Panama Canal transit, south to
north, and San Francisco Bay demo sails
Liveaboard owner/captain of two
cruising sailboats. Double- and single-handed the
Florida Keys with the steel gaff-rigged sloop,
"Thumper", and the Bahamas aboard the
gaff-rigged ketch, "Autant", a very
traditional, engineless, 1927 William Hand
Navigation: Celestial, GPS, Sat Nav, Radar, RDF, DR.
American Nautical Services School. Syracuse University, Pace
University, YMCA Senior Life Saving, PADI Open Water SCUBA
English, Spanish + scraps of Italian, French, Turkish, Thai
& Piahroa Indian.
Writing, travel, marketing, investing, most water and mountain sports.
Professional performing musician.
Exceptional organizational and management skills. Dog lover.
White male, U.S. Passport, single, non-smoker, healthy &
fit, old enough to know better.
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