Zach started sailing at age 12 when his father bought him an old Sunfish. By age 16, he was teaching for the local sailing program and busy racing with the local fleet. After collegiate dinghy racing for the Harvard sailing team, he discovered high-speed sailing on his lightweight Corsair trimaran.
An unexpected opportunity to help with a transatlantic sailboat delivery turned Zach on to the joys of big boat, offshore passage making. “I longed to experience more time offshore and travel by sail. This eventually culminated in my living aboard for a year on a Southerly 42, completing an Atlantic Circle trip. I sailed from Newport to the Mediterranean, then back across to the Caribbean and back up to the States. More recently, I have refitted an older Morris 36 for coastal cruising and offshore racing, and have won my class in several races to Bermuda.”
Zach has extensive experience setting up sailboats for offshore racing and cruising. He also understands and appreciates the joys of local racing and casual day sailing. “I look forward to helping you find a suitable vessel for your intended use. We can weigh the positives and negatives of different designs”.
There is always a “to do” list on any boat, new or used. I can help you prioritize your requirements to assure you get the most out of your new boat. I’ve enjoyed this process with my own boat projects, and look forward to helping you with yours.