Name: Walter M. Cavanagh
My hometown is: Newport, RI
I’ve worked at ACC since: 2010
I learned to sail
where?: At the Newport Yacht Club
on what?: Capri 14.2, Sunfish, Hereshoff 12.5, Lasers and 420s
how old?: I first sailed when I was 8 years old
My role at ACC is: I am the Captain of “Nefertiti”
Before ACC: I was Captain of the 95ft ketch “Adventuress”, which was designed and built in 1924 by William Fife in Fairlie, Scotland
During the winter: I try and head some place warm to work on boats, or to Lake Tahoe to work as a kids ski instructor
My perfect day entails: Let’s just say most days are not too bad in my world
My favorite books are: My Old Man and the Sea, Siddhartha, A Wild Sheep Chase, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Salems Lot, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, David Copperfield, A Cricket in Time Square, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Into the Wild, Blackhawk Down, Winning in One Designs, and anything written by Roald Dhal
My favorite food is: Pizza
My favorite sailing memory is: Sailing on “Nefertiti” with Ted Hood!
Get to meet Walter in person by going out sailing on “Nefertiti”! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.