North America Author
For someone who grew up in the desert of Arizona, Rory has an unmitigated love of the sea, having logged over 35,000 sea miles in every Ocean except the Indian Ocean! Many have been spent commercial fishing in the high latittudes of Alaska, and chartering on both power and sail boats from 150 ft Crabbers to 30 foot sloops. Rory holds an RYA Yachtmaster and a USCG 100 ton Masters License, so combined with more than 17 years experience in the commercial and charter marine industry, Rory has a wealth of knowledge.
He has lived and worked all over the world, including parts of North and South America, Europe and the South Pacific and speaks both French and Spanish. Over the last few years he has combined high latitude sailing with researching and writing for the North America Guide, covering the Bahamas, Florida & some East Coast States, and the Pacific coasts of North America. When not on assignment, he can be found sailing his own boats or strumming his mandolin in the sunshine!