I am a 67 year old semi-retired criminal defense attorney who has sailed all his life on lakes, the Columbia River, and up and down the coast, mostly cruising but some racing. For the past 20+ years I have been the owner of a Cal 34. I have participated in a number of Oregon Offshore races (Oregon to Victoria), skippering my own vessel in 6 of them. I have also helped deliver boats between the NW and California. I think I am a competent sailor, and have taken two Safety at Sea seminars (the 2 day version). I also think I am generally good company, have a sense of humor, tell good stories when the muse strikes, and know my way around a kitchen and a menu. If I had to choose between either the race or the delivery, I would choose the delivery.