New POs and PORs 2018

New POs and PORs 2018

Port Officers are the OCC's best friends - lets welcome them warmly and fly the burgee so they can find us in the harbour!

By RC Jenny Crickmore Thompson - 23/05/2018

Daria has reminded me that although I spend extensive time getting to know the new appointees, all the members see is a name and a place and no further details! So we will be putting together a short promo on each, to slowly cover everyone in the world!

Brent McInnes – Chalong Bay, Phuket. I have been here for 17 years, involved in the marine industry firstly as a cruiser then later buying, refitting & selling yachts. My work history is mainly self-employed. I was first in the Import & Export of snow skiing industry machinery and mining machinery. Over the last 20 years, however, I have been involved in the marine industry, refitting yachts. I am a cruising yachtie, and created and developed the Phuket Cruising Yacht Club http://www.phuketcruisingyachtclub.org/.

Tim & Tracey Ramsey – St Augustine, FL. We both learned to sail as teenagers, Tim in Long Island Sound, Tracey in Delaware Bay. As a family with two boys, a girl, and two different dogs, we sailed from 1992 to 2011 on a 30-foot sloop initially cruising the Chesapeake Bay and New Jersey Coast, then the BVIs to Florida and Bahamas. In 2013/14 we joined the World ARC in San Blas, Panama, completing our circumnavigation in New Bern, NC. We retired to St Augustine, FL USA in August 2016. Our home is on Anastasia island, two miles from downtown St Augustine and one mile from the lighthouse. Our catamaran, Folie a Deux is on a mooring at the city marina.

Maggie Salter & Al Hickey – Portland Maine. Maggie & Al (Sweet Dreams) have stepped in enthusiastically to take over from Jack & Zdenka Griswold, who have got itchy feet and are off sailing again. Maggie & Al are extremely proficient cruisers, very active in both the CCA and OCC events (they are sailing Sweet Dreams in this year’s Suzie Too Rally from Curacao to Belize). With a home near Portland and another up in Northhaven and mooring buoys in both, they are wonderful hosts.

Pedro Katzenstein – Lisbon. Pedro took time off from his POR duties some 4 years ago to “go sailing”, but has returned to take back his position from Ruy Ribeiro, covering Lisbon and that wonderful sailing area. Lots more experience under his belly now, he is geared to assist!

Austin Baird – Guam, USA. New member Austin is currently Commodore of the Marianas Yacht Club in Guam, www.marianasyachtclub.org but plans to set sail for ports as yet unknown in Feb/Mar 2020. In the meantime, he welcomes any who stop, especially OCC members. Excellent PO Info page.

Frances Rennie – Ardrossan, Scotland. An experienced sailor, long term member, official Ombudsman, social event organiser and known to many members as the admin of the OCC facebook page, Frances has long been meeting and greeting folk in Ardrossan, so this appointment is really an official recognition of a job she has always done with grace and good cheer.

And from Greta and Gary in Virginia...
Because of repairs soon to be underway, Port Officers Norfolk, Gary Naigle and Greta Gustavson, will not be able to offer dockage at their pier in downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Repairs are expected to take approximately 60 days, weather permitting, and dockage should be available for transient OCC vessels in mid to late July. Please contact Gary Naigle, gnaigle@verizon.net for additional information and updates.


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