Bob is a veteran Pocket Yachters member, having moved to Port Townsend in 2005. He is also an alum and retired instructor (maritime history) of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. In addition, he is a retired high school teacher (American Studies, Humanities) and a retired Coast Guard officer. He is a longtime aficionado of all types of small craft. He owns Scot Free, an 18′ Poulsbo boat, and Selkie, a 15′ John Welsford Sei, double-ended balanced lug sail.