See that beautiful ring in the foreground? It now belongs to that beautiful smile in the background by way of a few generations on his side of the family. I had the pleasure and privilege of helping the groom-to-be plan his marriage proposal this weekend aboard s/v Carodon. He was certain he wanted to take her somewhere they had never been so out the gate into open ocean we went and it was a perfectly beautiful day until… she got quite seasick and Uh-oh! I had to head for calmer waters and break out some ginger ale, but then behind yellow bluff we found a gloriously calm and placid spot and she came back to life so he popped the question and she burst into tears of joy. Out came the champagne on ice stashed down below that we managed to hide from her and the rest of the day was intensely beautiful. Such a privilege to be part of this unforgettable and emotional moment!
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Heather Richard is a US Coast Guard licensed (100 ton) captain for hire on San Francisco Bay. Interested in classic schooners or racing catamarans? Teak or carbon fiber? A gentle cruise or a rip-roaring ride? Learn to sail lessons or private coaching? America's Cup spectating, sightseeing, whalewatching, crabbing or sipping wine on the Bay... Captain Heather can find you the right boat and the right experience. Almost every day is a fine day for sailing on San Francisco Bay, so call or email to discuss the possibilities! Heather grew up on the East Coast and has been sailing since the age of 4. She raced competetively on the Boston University team while earning a BFA in sculpture, and worked on charter boats and in community boating programs in Boston. She also worked for the US Navy in Japan, Sail Carribean Voyages and the Saint Francis Yacht Club coaching young sailors. She currently lives aboard with her three children in a maritime co-op. In the off season she can be found in her art studio and is active in her community volunteeering with youth programs and bringing waterfront access to underserved populations. She is working with a group of volunteers to start Sausalito's first community boating program at Cass Gidley Marina. Www.cassgidley.org For the 2013 sailing season Heather was captain of the Schooner "Gas Light", in 2014 she added her own vessel "Carodon" to the charter fleet as well as sailing with the America's Cup Yacht USA 76 and Prosail 40 catamaran "Tomcat". She is able to book your ideal sailing experience on a variety of sailing vessels up to 50 passengers and also offers private coaching. View all posts by captainheather