Bob grew up in Marblehead along with his three siblings. Growing up on Marblehead harbor provided a great environment with direct exposure to the water and boating. Having a father that had a profession and hobbies exclusive to the maritime industry allowed for many great experiences cruising and racing on the fleet of Robins over the years. Racing in early childhood years was in Widgeons and 420’s out of the Pleon Yacht Club. Bob graduated from Marblehead High school and Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Bob worked at both Hood Sailmakers and Little Harbor Boat Yard in Marblehead in the early 1980’s. He moved to Rhode Island in 1986 and began working at Little Harbor Custom Yachts and then Little Harbor Marine as a service manager. Bob continues to work as a service manager at Hinckley Yacht Services in Portsmouth. Bob has raced and cruised with his family from Maine to the Caribbean. Events include the SORC, Bermuda and Halifax races and many New York Yacht Club Cruises. Racing in Rhode Island included the local Newport J-24 fleet and phrf racing on Narraganset Bay on various boats. Bob also enjoys skiing and ice hockey.  He lives in Portsmouth with his wife Sarah and their two children Heidi and Ben.