Friday, July 13, 2012

Crew Profile: Nelson Allen

Name: Nelson Allen
My hometown is: Nantucket
This is my first season at ACC.
I learned to Sail
where?: Nantucket Island
on what?: 420s
how old?: 15 years old
My role at ACC is: I am a crew member on American Eagle.
Before ACC: I crewed and captained various yachts between the east coast of the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe.
During the winter: I deliver yachts to and from the Caribbean and travel in the western United States.
My perfect Day Entails: shredding some tasty waves, eating at a raw bar, crunchy tunes, and tossing the Frisbee.
My favorite Books is: Warrior of Light by Paulo Coelho
My favorite Food is: Fish Tacos
My favorite Sailing memory is: surviving a mid-Atlantic knock over.

Get to meet Nelson in person by going out sailing on “American Eagle”! For more information email

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crew Profile: Walter M. Cavanagh

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