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About warren

“I’m 56, blessed with great health, a wife and 3 children, and a successful 18-year run as a founder/CEO of several renewable energy companies. At this ripe age, I’m backing down my work schedule and looking to reconnect with my early love of the sea and boating. I had the good fortune to grow up within a mile of the water in Connecticut, sailing, water skiing, and cruising the Eastern Seaboard with my family on a 45’ sport fisherman. At 17, I placed 2nd in the Long Island Sound Junior Sailing Championships. At 19, I spent a summer as captain of a 34’ charter sloop in the Greek Islands. At 23, I earned a US Coast Guard Commercial Captain’s license (since lapsed) and enjoyed 4 years as skipper of a 58’ wooden schooner, providing seamanship and marine environmental education programs to students of all ages, working a non-profit organization. The job also included training and managing an all-volunteer crew and running the year-round maintenance program. I’ve delivered yachts from Maine to Bermuda and sailed a 158’ traditional schooner from St. Petersberg, Russia to New York, via the North Sea / Great Circle Route, as part of crew of 40 on a joint US / Soviet environmental expedition. My navigation skills pre-date GPS. I can turn a wrench on both inboards and outboards. I’ve handled emergencies under-way from erupting heads to broken spars, detached rudders to men overboard. I’ve piloted vessels safely home through shoal-strewn waters in pea soup fog, 110 mph headwind squalls, and 2-day 40 knot blows with 30’ seas. I’ve looked in the mischievous eye of a gray whale at 4am, then showered in spume. I’ve explored icebergs of the coast of Greenland in mid-August. All that said by way of background, going-forward, I intend to limit my harrowing sea adventures to dockside yarn sessions over frosty beers. Now I just want to have safe boating fun with family and friends and explore the wonders of San Francisco Bay and beyond. ”

Aboard since 2015

From San Francisco, CA

Reviews of warren (1)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 11th

    Warren was an outstanding, outstanding boatsman and human being! I would definitely rent to him again.