Service Area / Dealership Area:
Gulf of Mexico
I’m 61 years old, and I retired from Dow Chemical Company in 2008. I currently live in Ocean Springs, MS and have a small FRP business named “sailboxes.com”. At sailboxes.com I build fiberglass hull cradles, fiberglass sailboxes, and do misc. repairs on boats, rudders and daggerboards.
I’m also a member of the Ocean Springs Yacht Club and sail/race a 2010 C2. The Ocean Springs Yacht Club is located directly on the Mississippi Sound, at the foot of the Ocean Springs-Biloxi Bridge. We are a friendly, family-oriented club with activities for all ages. The Club sponsors several regattas from May through September and offers sailing instruction for both children and adults. During the hot, summer months, our swimming pool is a very popular place while the bar, dining room and balcony are excellent places to relax and enjoy the sunset over the water.
One of our primary goals is to be the premier catamaran and small dinghy Yacht Club on the Gulf Coast. To accomplish this, we intend to grow our racers "from the ground up". Through the use of weekly "round the buoy races" to the continued support of our flagship distances races (Slip to Ship and Island Hop) Ocean Springs Yacht Club through our charitable non-profit, the Ocean Springs Sailing Squadron will help you hone your sailing and racing skills. Prior racing experience is not needed merely a desire to improve and have fun.
I just recently went to Clearwater to attend Robbie Daniels Red Gear Race Camp, and got to meet with Jill Nickerson to discuss my duties as rep for Fun in the Sun, and also picked up/delivered a 2013 C2 for a client in Mobile, AL. I’m currently the Gulf of Mexico Southern area rep for Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
I grew up in Louisiana and started sailing in 1978. Before that, I had been surfing and windsurfing since 1970. My first boat was a 15’ Venture Cat, but I only sailed it for a few months before buying my first H-16 and began racing. After that I bought another H-16, then a H-18 and sailed/raced it until 1985. My wife grew tired of racing and our children were getting a bit older and wanted to sail with me, so we bought a 1983 Special Edition Stiletto 27’ and began cruising and camping at the barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. We sailed this boat for 10 years and our children started doing other things, so we sold it and I bought another H-18 in 2002 and started racing again. Sailed the H-18 for a year, then bought a 2004 Hobie Tiger and sailed/raced it till this past October and sold it to buy my 2010 C2.
6312 Point Porteaux Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564