Curt Mundy - Boatshed Ireland
Originally from Oregon in the States, I sailed into Ireland with my wife Sandra (Argentina) and my daughter Jessie who was 5 almost 20 years ago after cruising round the world on our Nicholson 38, Ruby's Rascal.
Based in Kinsale, I work closely with the team for Boatshed Ireland photographing boats and liaising with customers.
I met the founders - Neil & Mandy before Boatshed was even born. They arrived in Kinsale on their classic ketch October 1998 heading south. There were 4 other boats left Kinsale, heading across the Biscay pretty much at the same time, 1 was never to be seen again, the other 3 had stories of their own to tell. I was onboard my boat 24th October 1998, listening to the VHF and it was blowing really hard outside, storm 10 later. There was a yacht in distress and only later did I learn that it was Neil & Mandy, but that's another story.
I've done many transatlantic crossings and several times cruised around the world on my Nicholson 38 with my family. My daughter has sailed around Cape Horn several times when she was really young. My latest sailing is crossing the Atlantic with Neil Chapman, founder of Boatshed on his classic Rebel 41.
If you have any cruising queries I'm real happy to talk about them and offer advice from my experiences.