In yesterday’s mail I received my diploma and certificate of achievement for having completed the required courses at Orange Coast College within their Professional Mariner’s Activities program. I have officially graduated with an AS and certificate as a Professional Mariner. It took a little over two years but well worth it. I have met some wonderful people, had some wonderful experiences and I am enjoying my time on the ocean and any waterway.
This upcoming weekend I will be the part of a crew sailing on a Forty-four foot sailboat, racing from Newport Beach, California to Ensenada, Mexico. This will be my first over-night trip on a sailboat and I am looking forward to it.
I am grateful for all of the new opportunities that this new knowledge has allowed me.