I have been sailing and racing boats both big and small most of my life. I have won the NBYA Bay Championship in both J24’s and as helmsman on a Swan 44. I have thousands of miles of offshore and inshore cruising and racing to include 4 Bermuda Races, a couple of Marblehead to Halifax jaunts as crew boss and primary helmsman and hundreds of one design races from New England to Florida and the West Coast. I have spent significant time sailing in the Caribbean and have a couple of wins in the Heineken Regatta in St. Maarten. I also hold a Master Mariner 50 ton Coast Guard license and am a member of the Water Front Commission in the City of Newport. After a successful career as an executive in the newspaper and marine publishing industry I have been a yacht broker for 7 years selling both sailing and power yachts. My diverse experience uniquely qualifies me to help you find your perfect boat and be there for you during and after your purchase.
On Deck with Richard Barker