This is in response to those who asked:”Who are you?” It is a least a dimension.Boats have always been a part of my life. Naturally interwoven with the story of Newport.


“Amazon” a 72 foot yawl designed by S&S, sistership to George Coumantaros’ “Bacararat”. Her shape gives her age away.

In 1978 I had agreed to skipper “Amazon” in the Bermuda Race and lined up a strong crew. However, as you can see from the next photograph, our plans were cut short. The photo was taken near Montauk Point where “Amazon” on her delivery to Newport turned a little too soon and unexpectedly found land. She was salvaged and continued her life. We did not sail the Bermuda Race. I sailed the race on George Coumantaros’ newer boat “Boomerang”