Port Captain Introductions: Alan & Eileen Clark

Cindy - December 13, 2018

     We welcome new Port Captains for Marblehead, Ohio (E-16.6) Alan & Eileen Clark. Here’s what Alan had to say in their bio…
     While raising two children we were looking for a way to bring the family closer and eliminate outside distractions. We have always had a love for water. Sailing looked so relaxing while challenging and intriguing, it enticed us look further into this sport.
     I started sailing when I was 40 and coaxed my wife Eileen into it also!
     On Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio, we raced and cruised a Catalina 22 for ten years. We then moved up to a Catalina 25, racing and cruising on Grand Lake St. Marys for eleven years. We trailered our Catalina 25 to Cleveland for their race week (we took second place!). This was our first experience on Lake Erie with our boat.
     After encouragement from friends, we decided to cruise her on Lake Erie for a summer; that ended up being for three summers on the 25. As we fell in love with the possible destinations and challenges that Lake Erie gives, it convinced us to broaden our horizons but on a bigger sailboat!
     We bought a Catalina 310 Anam Cara, which we thoroughly enjoy sailing to different ports; meeting new people along the way. This will be our 6th season with her.
     We have successfully taken safety at sea, navigational and ASA certified courses.
     We made new friends who prompted us to join the GLCC. We have met many experienced and knowledgeable boaters who share our same interests through GLCC and have attended many GLCC events since joining.
     We are pleased to have been accepted for the position of Port Captains of Marblehead, Ohio.