Timothy Thorpe Allen
Sailing Experience Resume

Keene, New Hampshire, and West Boothbay Harbor, Maine
tim@sailing.thorpeallen.net
603-209-9222 (mobile)

Offshore Racing

Maine Rocks Shorthanded Race (113 nm), September 17 & 18, 2011. 8th place out of 9 starters in the Singlehanded Racing Class, 11th place in fleet overall, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK.

Monhegan Race, Manana Division (84 nm), August 12-13, 2011. 2nd place. As skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Bennett Allen, Julie Barnes, Will James, and Jeff Wilson.

Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race (1270 nm in two legs), June 3 - June 22, 2011. Single-handed leg: 4th place in Class 3, 12th place in Fleet, winner of the Goat Island Yacht Club Commodore's Trophy for best corrected time for the single-handed leg by a first-time entrant; Double-handed leg: 3rd place in Class 3, 17th place in Fleet. Combined Overall: 3rd place in Class 3, 14th place in Fleet (30 boats).

Maine Rocks Shorthanded Race (113 nm), September 18 & 18, 2010. 1st place out of 5 starters in the Singlehanded Racing Class, 5th place in fleet overall, winner of the Francis Stokes Memorial Trophy, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK, my Peterson 34 sloop.

Northeast Harbor Race (100 nm), August 27 & 28, 2010. 1st place out of 3 in the Doublehanded Racing class, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew was Steve Ribble.

Monhegan Race, Seguin Division (70 nm), August 13 & 14, 2010. 1st place out of 7, winner of the Seguin Island Trophy, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen and Bennett Allen.

Corinthians Stonington to Boothbay Harbor Race (aka The Lobster Run) (335 nm), July 23 to 26, 2010. 2nd place out of 6 in the PHRF Racer class, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Steve Ribble, Bob Girsch, Alec McCandless, Eric White, and Matt Paige.

Newport to Bermuda Race (635 nm), June 18 to 23, 2010. 10th place out of 15 in Class 2, Saint David's Lighthouse Division, as crew (sail trim, helm, railmeat) aboard BEAUSOLEIL, a Beneteau First 456SD owned and skippered by Richard Parent.

Maine Rocks Shorthanded Race (113 nm), September 19 & 20, 2009. 4th place in Doublehanded class, 6th place in fleet overall, winner of the Family Crew Award. As co-skipper (with Wendy Thorpe Allen) and owner aboard GREYHAWK.

Monhegan Race, Seguin Division - Doublehanded (70 nm), August 7-8, 2009. 1st Doublehanded, 3rd place in Division. As co-skipper (with Wendy Thorpe Allen) and owner aboard GREYHAWK.

Maine Rocks Shorthanded Race (113 nm), September 13-14, 2008. 7th place. As skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew was Dick Wicken.

Monhegan Race, Manana Division (84 nm), August 9-10, 2008. 3rd place. As skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Rick Thorpe, Bob Girsch, and Spencer Schillings.

Other Racing

MS Harborfest Regatta, August 20, 2011: 6th place in Racing Division 3, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Bennett Allen, and Matt Coffin.

Southport Yacht Club's Seguin Island Trophy Race Series, July 30 & 31, 2011: 2nd place in the Cruising Division, as skiper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Bennett Allen, Rick Thorpe.

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta, July 23 & 24, 2011: 1st place in the Cruising Division, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Bennett Allen, Matt Coffin, and Rick Thorpe.

Camden Yacht Club GMORA Regatta, July 16 & 17, 2011: 3rd place in the Cruising Division, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen and Bennett Allen.

Rockland Yacht Club Rockland-Castine Regatta, July 9 & 10, 2011: 1st place in the Shorthanded Racing Division, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew was Will James.

MS Harborfest Regatta, August 21, 2010: 2nd place in Cruising Division 2, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen and Bennett Allen.

Camden Yacht Club GMORA Regatta, July 31 & August 1, 2010: 3rd place in Doublehanded Racing Division. As co-skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Co-skipper was Wendy Thorpe Allen.

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta, July 17-18, 2010: 2nd place in Cruising Division. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Rick Thorpe, Julie Barnes, Bennett Allen and Matt Coffin.

Centerboard Yacht Club Regatta, June 12, 2010: 1st place in Racing B Division. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Bob Girsch, Eric White, and Matt Paige.

Southport Yacht Club's Seguin Island Trophy Race Series, July 25-26, 2009: 1st place in Cruising Division, winner of Hank Spencer Award. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Rick Thorpe, Bennett Allen, and Matthew Coffin.

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta, July 18-19, 2009: 2nd place in Cruising Division. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Rick Thorpe, and Bennett Allen.

Haraseekett Race, June 27, 2009: 2nd place in Cruising Division. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Bennett Allen, Dan H. Allen, Rich Mechaber, and our dog and cat!

Northport Yacht Club's Around Isleboro Race, September 6, 2008: 4th place in Racing Division. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Don Radcliffe, Katie Radcliffe, Ann C., and Jeff Wilson.

Southport Yacht Club's Seguin Island Trophy Race Series, July 2008: 1st place in Cruising Division, winner of Hank Spencer Award. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Bennett Allen, Bob Girsch, Alex Girsch, and Rick Thorpe.

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta, July 2008: 2nd place in Cruising Division, winner of Hank Spencer Award. As skipper aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Bennett Allen, Bob Girsch, Alex Girsch, and Jeff Wilson.

Offshore Passages

Delivery from Newport, Rhode Island, to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, June 26-27, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew inlcuded Rick Thorpe, Julie Barnes, and Tim Crouch.

Delivery from Marblehead, Massachusetss, to Newport, Rhode Island, May 14-15, 2011, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew included Dan Allen, Bob Girsch, John Turner, and Rich Treanor.

Delivery from West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to Marblehead, Massachusetts, October 16-17, 2010, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. We experienced winds gusting to 40 knots with seas of 6 to 8 feet. Crew were Dan Allen, Rich Mechaber, Shelley Frost, and Wally Wallace.

Delivery from Boothbay Harbor to Stonington, Connecticut, July 19-21, 2010, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Steve Ribble, Bob Girsch, Dan Allen, and Tim Crouch.

Delivery from Marblehead, Massachusetts, to South Freeport, Maine, June 25-26, 2009, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Dan H. Allen, Bob Girsch, and Rich Mechaber.

Delivery from West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to Marblehead, Massachusetts, October 18-19, 2008, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. We experienced winds gusting to 30 knots with seas of 6 to 8 feet. Crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Charlie Kerwin, and Bennett Allen.

Delivery from Marblehead, Massachusetts, to West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, May 31-July 1, 2008, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK. Crew were Dan H. Allen and Wendy Thorpe Allen.

Delivery from Annapolis, Maryland, to West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, July 2-5, 2007, as watch leader aboard PATRICIAN2, a Catalina-Morgan 440 sloop skippered and owned by Rick Thorpe. The voyage (a distance of approximately 550 nautical miles) was made non-stop in 4 days and 3 nights; on the third night out, on Cape Cod Bay, we experienced winds blowing over 30 knots gusting to 40. Other crew were Mike McClane, Mickey Doran, Wendy Thorpe Allen, and Patricia Barry Thorpe (cook).

Delivery from West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to Marblehead, Massachusetts, August 14-15, 2006, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK, a Peterson 34 sloop. The rhumbline distance is about 101 nautical miles , but our actual sailing distance was about 145 nautical miles. The wind was on our nose the whole way, building to 25 knots with seas approaching 5 feet during the overnight. I was accompanied by two crew, Brent Scudder and Wally Bothner. Details of this voyage are reported at http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyhawk/2006-08/

Delivery from Annapolis, Maryland, to West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, June 25 to July 1, 2006, as skipper and owner aboard GREYHAWK, a Peterson 34 sloop. Significant offshore legs included (a) Cape May, New Jersey, to Marion, Massachusetts (about 260 nautical miles), during which conditions built to gale force winds on the beam and 12 foot breaking seas; and (b) Sandwich, Massachusetts, to West Boothbay Harbor, Maine (about 130 nautical miles). I was accompanied by five crew: Dan Allen, Rick Thorpe, Charlie Kerwin, Scott Murphy and Torrey Meeks. Details of this voyage are reported at http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyhawk/2006-06/

Delivery from Annapolis, Maryland to Wickford, Rhode Island, June of 2004, as crew aboard PATRICIAN, an Irwin 37 cutter skippered and owned by Rick Thorpe. The significant offshore leg was from Cape May, New Jersey, to Point Judith, Rhode Island (about 220 nautical miles). Other crew were Wendy Thorpe Allen, Denise Knobloch, Michael Doyle, and Morgan Doyle.

Voyage from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Newfoundland, Canada, and back, June and July 2003, as navigator aboard DIAPENSIA , a Cape Dory 36 cutter skippered by Dan Allen and owned by Dan Allen and Natalie Davis. Significant offshore legs included (a) Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Isle Saint Pierre, France (about 750 nautical miles), (b) Grand Bruit, Newfoundland, to Sydney, Nova Scotia (about 125 nautical miles), and (c) Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire (about 360 nautical miles). Other crew were Natalie Davis and Harold Smith. Details of this voyage are reported at http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Newfoundland2003/

Delivery from Rappahanock, Virginia, to Cotuit, Massachusetts, June 1990, as crew aboard DIAPENSIA, a Cape Dory 36 cutter skippered by Dan Allen and owned by Dan Allen and Natalie Davis. The significant offshore leg was from Cape May, New Jersey, to Block Island, Rhode Island (about 220 nautical miles). One other crew accompanied us, Neal Anderson.

Voyage from Saco, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (a distance of about 200 nautical miles), and back to Bar Harbor, Maine (a distance of about 140 nautical miles), July 1976, as crew aboard TUULI, a Paceship PY23 skippered and owned by Dan Allen. Other crew were Peter Allen and Bruce Allen.

Coastal Cruising Experience

Both Wendy and I grew up vacation cruising with our respective families, and have sailed and cruised extensively along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts, but also Massachusetts Bay, southern New England and eastern Long Island, as well as many inland lakes.

Awards

Blue Water Seamanship Award from the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association, November 11, 2011.

Crystal Catfish Trophy Award from the St. George's Dinghy and Sports Club (Bermuda), June 14, 2011.

Family Spirit Award from the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association, November 1, 2008.

Other Training, Credentials, and Experience

US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar, Newport, RI. March 13, 2010.

ISAF Hands-On Personal Survival Training from LRSE, Tiverton, RI. March 6, 2010.

Wilderness First Aid from SOLO Wilderness Emergency Medicine, Conway, NH. Certificate expires January 2012.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR. Certificate expires January 2012.

I hired Bruce Schwab to sail with me for a day and consult on the set-up of my boat, September 20, 2008 (and I have continued to work with Bruce on a couple of subsequent projects).

Ocean Racing First-Timer's Seminar (Gary Jobson, Speaker), Boston Yacht Club, Marblehead, Massachusetts, March 29, 2008.

Safety at Sea Symposium, "Preparing for an Offshore Passage," Blue Water Sailing Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 24, 2007.

Lots of experience in fiberglass repairs, marine plumbing, diesel mechanics, electrical wiring, rigging, and other boat system repairs and installations -- see boat projects documented for GREYHAWK, QUASAR, and Laser #811.

I have taught an introductory college course on Meteorology (atmoshperic science), as well as numerous other college courses in Earth System Science and related topics. With degrees from Harvard and Dartmouth Colleges, I am a Professional Geologist and Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College. My full professional curriculum vitae is available here: http://tim.thorpeallen.net/CV.html

Member, US Sailing (670883V)

Member, Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association

Member, Sailors for the Sea

ISAF Sailor Classification Group 1 (USATA32)

Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit from the FCC (Serial Number RR00065676)

Sailboats We Currently Own:

GREYHAWK, a 1980 Peterson 34 sloop, purchased July 7, 2005.

QUASAR, a 1973 San Juan 21 sloop, acquired July 1999.

Laser #811, acquired 1991.

Other sailboats on which we often sail:

PATRICIAN2, a 2006 Catalina-Morgan 440, owned by Rick Thorpe

GALAXY, a 1958 Galaxy 32 sloop, owned by Rick Thorpe

and previously,

DIAPENSIA, a Cape Dory 36 cutter, once owned by Dan Allen and Natalie Davis (sold)

PATRICIAN, a 1980 Irwin 37 center-cockpit cutter, once owned by Rick Thorpe (sold)

TUULI, a Paceship PY23 sloop, once owned by Dan Allen (sold)

Timothy Thorpe Allen
Keene, New Hampshire, and West Boothbay Harbor, Maine
tim@sailing.thorpeallen.net
603-209-9222 (mobile)


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February 2012