Sound Sailing of Norwalk CT has asked me to be one of their delivery captains for a Bermuda to St Thomas run. Here is the post they made for their blog.
ime to sign on for our Ocean Passage south 2017! Our Hans
Ocean Passage - Caribbean UpdateTime to sign on for our Ocean Passage south 2017! Our Hanse 400 will be Captained by Martinus van Breems from Norwalk to Bermuda.Say hello to our 2017 Hanse 400 skipper for the Bermuda to St Thomas leg. We recently interviewed Norm Martin and asked him, "Where are you from?" Norm's reply, "The Atlantic Ocean," made us smile. The answer isn't far off. Norm started cruising as a kid sailing from Cape Cod to the Bahamas and back, eventually settling and sailing in South Florida. Since those days Norm has a dozen long Atlantic passages to his credit plus a couple of Pacific passages. He worked as a skipper in the Caribbean charter and sailing school trade for many years.
Norm on the Hanse 400 this week.In addition to the ocean sailing, Norm spent almost twenty years as a Boston Sailing School instructor. He taught every course there, helped maintain the fleet, and was well liked by thousands of students. We think the time his background makes him well suited to meet Sound Sailing's requirements.Norm also owns an Aphrodite 101, Averisera, now located on Cape Cod. Norm and his wife, Elizabeth, have cruised and raced that boat extensively in New England waters. As a couple they have built and refurbished several yachts and small boats.17 H
Another opportunity is to deliver a Gemini 105mc catamaran to St Thomas. About five years ago, I got the owners started on a winter cruise in the Bahamas by crewing with them from Marion, MA to Norfolk, VA. This season, Felix will be visited in the USVI by her owner and their friends.
The boat has been offshore quite a bit and the type is often used for distance voyaging. Some pics.
Cooper, the boat dog will stay behind.