Ben first fell in love with sailing as a boy, visiting the Atlantic Coast of Florida, where his grandfather had 19ft daysailer. Years later, following a summer spent as crew on a competitive and successful racing yacht on Lake Michigan, the deal was sealed. He was hooked and has spent a good part of his adult life trying to find his way onto boats. As owner, caretaker and captain of the beautiful classic sailing yacht, TRUE, there is little he loves more than being on the water and sharing the experience with others.
Ben has over 5,000 miles of offshore sailing experience including passages up the West Coast of the US from San Diego to Seattle, the North Sea from Sweden to Orkney, Scotland, the North Atlantic from Key West to Bermuda and the Caribbean from Annapolis, Maryland to the British Virgin Islands. In addition, he has nearly a decade and many miles of experience sailing Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea.
Ben is USCG licensed with a 50-ton Inland Master and Near-Coastal OUPV, as well as CPR and Wilderness First Aid trained.
He is also a husband, father of two, and professional musician with the indie-folk band, St. Paul de Vence.