"I started sailing in 1943 at the age of 13. I took an 8 year sabbatical when I started my business and family. My two favorite boats to sail were the E-Scow and the Colgate 26. My two favorite Hoofer boats are the J22 and the Badger Sloop. My current extra curricular activities are volunteering with SCORE (the Service Corps of Retired Executives.), being an active Mason, a Shrine clown, a Rotarian and socializing with my fellow OFs. I have mostly sailed on the inland lakes of WI, MN and IA. I have sailed to and around many of the islands in the Caribbean. I've taken one Hoofer trip off British Columbia around the San Juan islands. I have instructed on Techs, Badger Sloops, both J boats and given one C-Scow lesson when the instructor didn't show up. (I'm not rated on the C-Scow!) Associating with the Hoofer instructors keeps me young!"