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Alex agnew - President

Alex Agnew is President and Publisher of Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariner magazines based in Portland, Maine.  Ocean Navigator serves the needs of owners and operators of ocean sailing yachts, and Professional Mariner serves licensed professional mariners, and owners and operators of commercial shipping in North America...


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Richard olson - Secretary

Richard is one of our founding board members and our legal counselor. Richard was born in Biddeford and grew up in Portland. After graduating from New York University, he joined the United States Navy and spent four years at sea as both a deck and engineering officer. Richard continued his service as a Naval reservist while he attended Harvard Law School...


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Willy ritch

Willy was born and grew up in a tiny potato farming town in northern Maine a long way from the ocean.  While attending Bowdoin College (much closer to the ocean) he began messing around in boats.  Willy eventually went to sea with his young family, taking two multi-year sailing trips—to the Caribbean, Central America and across the Atlantic to Europe...

 

Brian harris

Brian has spent the last 30 years involved in the marine industry in many different capacities, ranging from yacht crew, to yacht designer to boat builder. Brian is currently the General Manager of Maine Yacht Center, a full service boat yard and marina located in Portland, Maine. Brian has extensive offshore sailing experience on a wide range of vessels and has sailed all over the world...


PAUL WOLF

Paul is a retired Coast Guard officer who has spent over three decades working on the Atlantic shores in the missions of Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Pollution Response. He retired in 2015 from the USCG Reserve and recently completed a 20-year career with the U.S. Department of Justice as a criminal investigator. During his Coast Guard career, he organized and executed numerous major marine events...


Jonathan radtke

Jonathan has spent his adult life living and working in Maine. He came to Maine for college and now lives on Portland's East End with his wife and two daughters. The most important events in Jon's life have always started with the question, "why not?" Especially when it involves stepping away from "normal" life. Hop a freighter from New York to Cape Town - why not? Drive a duck boat from Georgia to Maine - why not?...