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Galen started sailing and racing in his early teens. He added to his sailing skills with mechanical and maintenance experience learned during summer stints at a full service boatyard in Ohio. Besides coastal racing and cruising out of Camden Yacht Club, Galen has also been Watch Captain on a variety of sizeable racing yachts between Maine and Bermuda, Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, Connecticut and the BVI’s and around the Caribbean. In addition to many Caribbean charters, Galen and Susan have sailed together with Tom Babbit (BOS) and his wife on their J/46 from Camden to Canada, and more notably on a very sporty passage in 2015 from Hampton, VA to Tortola. The foursome have since repeated this voyage in 2017, but from Camden directly, and then cruised together around Antigua and Guadeloupe. Galen has spent 13 years with the local Volunteer Fire Department and is a National Ski Patrol Alpine Ski Patroller and medical instructor. His safety training and rescue expertise led him to be invited to help run the Safety for Cruising Couples seminar in Camden in early 2018. Galen is a past President of Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, and past Chair of the Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
Affiliation: Camden Yacht Club, Board and flag officer positions