In 1969, when they moved to Portland, Peter and his wife Pam purchased a 28’ cruising sloop and began exploring the coasts of Maine and New England. Over the years, first in their 41’ yawl and for the last 22 years in their 46’ Sparkman & Stephens sloop, they have ranged from the southern Caribbean to Labrador and everywhere in between, including Bermuda. In 2010 the Cruising Club of America, of which he is a member, awarded him the Royal Cruising Club Trophy for his story about his 3000+ mile circumnavigation of Newfoundland during the summer of 2009.
Other significant voyages he has skippered have included a 3000 mile summer cruise from lower British Columbia to Alaska’s Glacier Bay and back in 2011, and a three-month tour of French Polynesia in 1990.
In February, 2014, Peter, together with seven others, chartered the well known 75’ aluminum cruising sloop, Pelagic, and with a captain and crew sailed it from southern Chile to the Antarctic Peninsula and back in a voyage lasting just under a month. He describes all of his trips as “voyages of a lifetime.”