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"God governs in the affairs of men." Benjamin Franklin

Business Coaching, much more than just consulting

Not to have sailed around the Horn is equivalent to not being a sailor - Captain Felix Riesenberg



Began driving a powerboat at age 4 - sailed since age 12,

Circumnavigator - raced (33,000 miles, west-about, through Antarctic) as Crew in 67-foot cutter, COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE, 1996/7 BT Global Challenge (Duties: helm - heavy weather and extreme light air, #2 on foredeck, ship-to-ship “comms”, provisions and menu planning, ship’s diver and “expert head repair”),

Watch Leader, Square Rigged Barque (55 METRE, 368 ton GT), LORD NELSON,

2003 AZAB (Falmouth to Azores and back), 2-handed, 48-foot, Bowman, LANCASTRIAN,

Mate, trans-Atlantic (Ft Lauderdale-Bermuda-Azores-Gib) 57 foot trawler, GOLEEN

MCA Qualified Ship Security Officer,

Founder and first Executive Director, US SuperYacht Association,

Co-Chair Isle of Man Superyacht Forum ,

Qualified in Submarines, Regular Officer, US Navy,

US Navy Supply Officer,

Member, US Coast Guard Auxiliary,

Member, Isle of Man Coast Guard,

Organised from standing start and then raised US$1 million to fund the Isle of Man entry, ISLE OF MAN, in 2000/1 BT Global Challenge and managed project with the Isle of Man Government and 20 major sponsors.



Raced as Crew in Lightning 9660

Raced as owner in Demon 122

Summer Employment Goodhue Boat Yard, Glendale, NH, USA

1970-1980 US NAVY REGULAR OFFICER (Submarine Service)

1970-1974 Purdue University - Naval ROTC

Sailing Team

USS PROVIDENCE (CLG-6) Midshipman 3/c

USS FAIRFAX COUNTY (LST-1193) Midshipman 2/c

USS ENTERPRISE (CVAN-65) Midshipman 1/c

Commissioned Regular Officer June 1974

1975-1976 USS ALBANY (CG-10)

Supply Officer, Boat Officer, Boat Coxswain, Officer of the Deck

1975-1978 USS PHILADELPHIA (SSN-690)

Commissioning Supply Officer, Diving Officer, Public Affairs Officer

Qualified in Submarines


Helmed 72 foot cutter, several “Round Island” (Isle of Wight) Races (entire race)

1992-1998 Isle of Man Coast Guard

1996 Challenge Fastnet Race

1996-1997 Circumnavigation, 33,000 miles west-about, south of both Capes - BT Global Challenge Crew in COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE

1997-2001 Conceived, raised the $1 million sponsorship and managed the Isle of Man’s entry in the 2000/2001 BT Global Challenge

2003-2003 Crewed two-handed the 46 foot LANCASTRIAN in the Falmouth to Azores (AZAB)

2003-2004 Crewed as Mate, trans-Atlantic (Ft Lauderdale-Bermuda-Azores-Gibraltar) 57 foot Nordhavn trawler, GOLEEN

2006-PRES US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Co Chair Isle of Man Yacht Forum


Address: “Rock Cottage”


Isle of Man IM9 4PJ

British Isles (UK)

Contact: Home: +44 1624 823620 (Answer Machine)

Mobile: +44 7624 493667

US: +1 540 551 4930

SKYPE: “bbean1”

Marital Status: Married, no children

Citizenship: USA & UK ("dual")

Born: 24 February 1952 - Laconia, New Hampshire, USA

Languages: English & Spanish (conversational)

Memberships and Qualifications:

US Coast Guard Auxiliary

Nautical Institute

Naval Submarine League

US Navy League (Life)

Propeller Club of the USA

Merchant Navy Association (Life)

Submarine Club (St Petersburg, Russia)

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

International Association of Cape Horners

Castletown Motorboat and Yacht Club (life)

Manx (Isle of Man) Yacht Forum (Vice Chair )

US SuperYacht Association (Founding Member)

International Superyacht Society

Boating Writers International

Published Maritime Writer (see clips - )

Private Pilot (USA)

PADI Diver

HGV CLASS ONE Driving License (ARTIC/Tractor Trailer)



"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life
that no man can sincerely try to help another without also helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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