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Valid U.S.C.G. Master Mariner Captain License <25 tons expires April 11, 2020 U.S.C.G. Endorsements: Auxiliary Sail, Commercial Assistance Towing, Ordinary Seaman, Wiper, Steward’s Department CPR & First Aid Certification American Sailing Associated Certified Sailing Instructor Rating: 201 Bachelor of Arts, Florida State University Boating in various locations throughout Florida for over 50 years. Drag N Fly Sailing: Captain/Owner of 2000 Hunter 38 sailboat, 2009 to Present. Narrator: New Smyrna Beach Museum of History, conducted historical narration for the New Smyrna Beach area aboard the H2O Xpress Water Taxi, 2013.Announcer: Smyrna Surfari Club, operated public address system and provided announcements for surf contests in New Smyrna Beach, 1999-Present. Completed The Coastal Nodule of the Florida Naturalist Program provided by the University of Florida and sponsored by the Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach
Wow! What a great afternoon/evening on the water!
And what a great Captain and Boat!
First off Captain Rob & Drag N Fly ended up being really convenient for us , right across the waterway. We packed a picnic and were on our way. Captain Rob and the boat were very inviting and made us comfortable from start to finish. All was in order and ready to go when we arrived , boat running , our favorite music playing and we off the dock in no time. Captain Rob was very knowledgeable of the area and provided interesting details of the area and great conversation. Rob suggested our sailing options and left it up to us to choose the course as he guided us in raising the sails. We opted for the inlet and the Atlantic as it was a beautiful day with a brisk breeze but not too choppy. Rob relinquished the helm and we were out of the channel and cruising along the coast in a flash. We even spotted a manta Ray or Sting Ray? on the way out. The Drag N Fly moved smoothly and handled the swells well allowing us to enjoy our picnic lunch in comfort. Rob continued to let us all take turns at the helm while providing instruction where needed . A great sailing lesson and experience. After covering some great distances up and down the coast and enjoying the views we could see the sun was sinking and it was time to head back in. As we worked our way back up the channel we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. We thought the sail may be coming to an end and time to motor but that was not the case Captain Rob kept full sails in the waterway and to our surprise the wind was still quite strong and in our favor. With darkness upon us and the moon above The Drag N Fly slipped smoothly forward with ease. We took it as far as we could with the wind tapering and the causeway bridge approaching in the darkness. Captain Rob radioed the bridge to open , guided us through and had us back smoothly and safely on the dock. Thanks Captain Rob! We hope to sail with you again someday , The Smiths : )