Though I am no longer sailing regularly I continue using this blog since I continue to live on my boat at One15Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore.
This allows me to keep in touch with my friends and sailing friends without too many disruptions.
As for my background:
I was born in Switzerland [...]
where I grew up, went to school, then travelled through Europe, returned and attended school of social work. In 1954 I emigrated to the San Francisco, California. Here I learned to sail and love it and made the decision to retire on a boat.
I then worked as a social worker and administrator for programs for immigrants, families and finally the frail elderly.
I retired at 65 in 1993, moved onto my boat Dessert First and started cruising. First down the coast through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean where I stayed for seven years. Then onward and back through the Canal to the Pacific and finally to Singapore.
Information about SV Dessert First:
Type of boat: Corbin 39
Built by: Corbin Les Bateaux, Quebec, Canada
Year launched: 1981
Construction: Fiberglass with Airex core
Length: 39 ft.
Width: 12 ft.
Draft: 5.5 ft.
Type of rig: Cutter
Main: Reef Rite, New Zealand
Auto Pilot: Alpha 3000
Solar panels and Wind Generator
Auxiliar Engine: Yanmar 58
Life raft: Viking and dinghy