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Captain Wim Jessup
Captain Wim Jessup

An experienced cruiser and racer having completed multiple races to Bermuda Halifax and The Vineyard.
My passion is to cruise with my family and friends on Long Island Sound and explore the many gems it has to offer. I also enjoy racing on the Sound with a good boat and a good team! Read more…

Captain Eric Knott
Captain Eric Knott

Having first-hand knowledge of spending time in a life raft Capt. Knott brings a unique prospective and opinion to both his job as Assistant Safety Manager for a large international tug/towing company and to his students; education in the classroom. Read more…

Captain Henry E. Marx
Captain Henry E. Marx

Combining his professional and recreational sailing experience Capt. Marx has grown Landfall Navigation from a small chart supplier into the highly-respected leading source of marine safety gear and nautical publications. Read more…

Keith Knowlton
Keith Knowlton

Capt Keith Knowlton CMM is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy's Marina Management program an experienced sailboat racer/cruiser powerboat operator as well as extensive experience operating marinas and yacht clubs. Read more…

Jim Frayer
Jim Frayer

Jim has more than forty years experience with all types of boats both sail and power. He has been in the boating industry as a marina operator waterfront developer yacht broker and industry consultant. He is a founder of the Rowayton Yacht Club and enjoys nothing more than boating with friends on the water. Read more...

Captain William Mack
Captain William Mack

A graduate of Maine Maritime is a United States Coast Guard Licensed Master of Unlimited Tonnage upon Oceans. Captain Mack has 38 years of professional experience on a variety of vessels around the world. Captain Mack is also an accomplished racer/cruiser sailing on the waters of the East Coast and Caribbean.

W. Frank Bohlen
W. Frank Bohlen

Frank Bohlen is a physical oceanographer and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include the dynamics governing coastal sediment transport and long-term observations of currents and associated weather conditions. Read more…

Steve McGovern
Steve McGovern

Chairman of Mack Boring is third generation. An active boater, in his earlier years crewed on windjammers, worked on push boats did yacht deliveries up and down the East Coast and Caribbean. You can usually find Steve on anything that floats.

Greg Cirillo
Greg Cirillo

Owner of Precision Marine New Rochelle NY operates a diesel repair shop specializing in marine diesels marine electronics' parts and service. Greg has been in the Diesel Engine Industry for 38+ years and is one of the top Yanmar Marine 'Gold' dealers in the East.

Scott Bowden
Scott Bowden

Scott Bowden is the Vice President and General Manager of Port Niantic Inc. a full service facility located in Niantic CT. Scott has been in the Marine service industry for 30+ years and is an ABYC master tech. Read more...

Ronald B.J. Wisner
Ronald B.J. Wisner

Ronald Wisner is descended from a long line of sailors going back to his family's China clippers. He has been sailing for over fifty years. Mr. Wisner has competed in four Marion-Bermuda Races placing first in the Celestial class and second overall in the 2013 race in his Columbia 50 to take home the Navigator's trophy. He has been a celestial navigator all his life and has made numerous offshore passages in the North Atlantic and Caribbean. Mr. Wisner lectures and writes on the subject for the Marion/Bermuda race the New York Yacht Club and numerous other yacht clubs and institutions. Mr. Wisner has written a book entitled "A Renaissance in Celestial Navigation" designed to make navigation by celestial bodies accessible and understandable.

Daniel Moreno
Daniel Moreno

CT DEEP Safe Boating Instructor since 2005 having taught hundreds of classes both private and group. Life long boater and passionate Long Island Sound supporter living in Milford Ct. Active participant in CT DEEP conferences on Power Boating Sailing and Personal Watercraft. Graduate of The CT School of Electronics with a specialty in Marine Electronics. Avvid Fisherman fresh water and salt.

Kim Zeh, MD FACEP
Kim Zeh, MD FACEP

EMP of Fairfield County at
Stamford Hospital Stamford CT

Full time board certified Emergency Physician. Began sailing as a Mystic Mariner; with sailing history ranging in anything from dyer dhows to multiple voyages on the Brilliant. Read More...