Captain Tony is a USCG licensed captain with over 35 years of sailing experience. Owner of many sailboats during his lifetime he has over 8,000 miles of sailing experience. Originally from Michigan, he cut his sailing teeth on the Great Lakes. After moving to North Carolina 25 years ago he has plied the North Carolina waters and beyond. This includes sailing Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and a trans-Atlantic crossing.
Before Captain Tony made the transition to full time sailor, he earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Michigan State. In addition to Captain Tony’s passion for sailing, he also has a love of wine. So much so he decided to open and manage a wine shop and share this penchant and educate patrons on the many nuances of wine.