Sheila McCurdy has cruised and raced over 100,000 miles. She is a Past Commodore of the Cruising Club of America. She chairs the National Faculty for the Training Division of US SAILING, and is a Passage Making Instructor Trainer. She's a member of the US Sailing Board of Directors, is on their Safety at Sea Committee and has moderated Safety at Sea Seminars across the country.
Sheila is also a trustee of the Mystic Seaport Museum. Her articles and stories on all aspects of sailing have been published widely. She has advised the sailing programs of the US Naval Academy and Outward Bound and is an offshore instructor for Orange Coast College. Sheila holds a 100-ton USCG Master’s license and a master’s degree in Marine Affairs. She lives with her husband in Rhode Island. They own a 38-foot sloop.