Below is a current list of our USC skippers/captains/boat owners
- Former Fleet Captain of the Universal Sailing Club (USC) for 2016-2017.
- Former S/V Second Wind
Beneteau Oceanis 321
Hailing Port: Watergate Pointe - Annapolis, MD
I sailed Suniyani with my late husband, Thomas G. Lynch III throughout the Chesapeake and to Cape May, NJ for 17 years and have been mostly single-handing the last three seasons (before joining USC). I started sailing with the Vesey Sailing Club in Philadelphia in the early ’80s, taking an on-water course at Annapolis Sailing School, as well as Sailing and Seamanship and Coastal Piloting with the Coast Guard. I have bare-boated extensively as both first mate and captain in the Caribbean Windwards and Leewards, the Society Islands in the vicinity of Tahiti and in the northern Greek Isles. Suniyani and I are always looking for good crew!
Howard Kea was first introduced to sailing at an early age in the 1970s at summer camp in Northeastern Ohio on a Sunfish. In the mid 1980’s Howard had the opportunity to sail with a work colleague in Seattle, Washington and again in Jacksonville, Fla. Howard soon realized his love of sailing and the water. It wasn’t until 1999 when he finally took formal sailing lessons at the Bell Haven Marina in Alexandria, VA where Howard received his Beginning Sailing Certification on the Flying Scott 16’ day sailor. The following year Cap’n Kea took the Advance Sailing/Cruising class and received his certification on a C&C 36’ Sailing Yacht. In 2003 he took the Coast Guard Boating Safety Class and received his certification.
Howard’s first International experience came in 2005, where he served as First Mate to Capt. Robert Jordan, in Mallorca, Spain on a Fountaine Pajot, Bahia 46’ Catamaran.
Cap’n Kea served on the Executive Board of the Universal Sailing Club (USC) as secretary 2006-2009 and Commodore in 2009. He is experienced on Tartans, C&C, Hunter’s, Columbia’s, and others from 12’ to 46’ both monohull and multihull vessels. Capt. Kea purchased his first boat in 2003, a Holder 12’ and recently acquired a 1978 Ranger 33, sailboat.
Cap’n Kea’s racing experience includes the Watermelon regatta at Highland Beach 2003, 2005, 3rd Place and 1st place in 2006. Also the USC Paul Cuffee Regatta in 2010.
-Former USC Secretary and Treasurer.
-Commodore of the Universal Sailing Club (USC) for 2016-2017.
-Proud Member of USC since 2007.
25- ft MacGregor Westriver, Md
Believe it or not, got my start in sailing on a 17-ft O'day "cubby-cabin" sailboat, on Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, then a bit more experience at a couple of Regattas on Lake Eufaula, Tulsa, Oklahoma (oh yeah, a reservoir with 600 miles of shoreline) !!
Came back east, got involved in the Westriver Methodist Retreat Ministries (Churchton, MD, near Deale), where I taught sailing & safe-boating skills to 13-17 year-olds out of port on the West River. From Beginning to Intermediate sailing on 24-ft Rainbows -to- "week-long" Sailing Trips on cabin boats up to 36-ft, explored and exposed the youth to ports such as Baltimore, Annapolis, Rock Hall, Kent Narrows, St. Michaels, the Choptank & more.
Now with 33+ years of Chesapeake Bay experience, as I also volunteered teaching the Dept. of Natural Resources " Safe-Boating" course for Power Boaters, I'm taking a more leisurely pace -- from my humble first ownership, an 11-ft Sunfish that I'd take out on Columbia MD lakes, to a Classic 1960 28-ft Owens powerboat with twin 450-chevy engines that I owned for about 5-years, re-storing got to be a bit much so I donated it to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum & Sea Scouts. I remain the proud "Pappy" da- sailor-man on my 25-ft MacGregor Sailboat -- Godspeed : "Time Well Spent" !!
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