Andy started sailing when he was seven years old on a sunfish in Indiana. His family then purchased a series of Hunters from 20 – 30 feet and sailed on Kentucky Lake every weekend for many years. In 1983, at the age of 13, Andy’s parents moved the family aboard “Delilah”, a 43 foot Hans Christian, and set off to cruise the world. They sailed from the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific Ocean, down to Australia and New Zealand, then up through the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. They traveled for 6 years and visited 47 countries. After sailing 50,000 miles, his parents decided to settle in Singapore. At age 20, Andy wanted to finish college in the US so he sailed “Delilah” across the Atlantic Ocean, back to St. Augustine, where the trip began seven years earlier! He is the only one in his family to complete the circumnavigation. Back in the U.S., Andy attended Flagler College while living aboard “Delilah” and eventually earned a Commercial Construction degree from UNF.
Andy grew up on the water and has sailed most of his life. In addition to being a sailor, he has captained motor yachts up and down the Eastern seaboard. Now, with two young daughters, Andy sails with his own family on a Hunter 35. We are excited to have Andy on our team!