About Us

Stu Robinson;
I started serious sailing in 1962 at age 12.  In that year our family moved aboard a 42 foot sailboat and we transit the river systems from Chicago to New Orleans.  I have continued knocking around the water, diving, surfing, sailing, racing and living aboard boats.  I have an extensive collection of sailing trophies mostly dinghies and offshore work. I have lived about 12 years aboard boats of which four years were in the West Indies.  I have navigated the St. Lawrence Seaway, as far east as Bermuda and as far south as Trinidad.  I have seen 30 foot tides, 8 knot currents, on boats struck by lightning, chased out of the water by sharks and in 1991 got caught in hurricane Grace aka Perfect Storm.

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I beleive I have had a most intesting childhood.
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Notable people who influenced my sailing
capt bob shuford
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Captain Robert Pou Shuford Irving & Eltra Johnson Ginny Filiatrault Sailor Extraordinary  
 
Gamgee years - in the early 80's I imported Young Sun Yachts which were built in Taiwan. I kept the 35 foot demo boat and I moved onboard in 1987. For the next 9 years I lived aboard S/V Gamgee. I had sailed thru most of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, worked and wintered in Boston touched base in Bermuda and went as far south as Trinidad. I would sail into a large city, inquire about jobs and if things look good find dockage.
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