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Captain Rick Nestler
1128 Old Liberty Rd Phone: 845-434-0340
Monticello, NY 12701

 email: ricknestler@pronetisp.net

Sailing Experience

"Argia"- 81' , 2 masted, gaff-rigged schooner
Voyager Cruises
73 Steamboat Wharf
Mystic, Ct. 06355
Captain (1998 - 00): Oversee vessel operations, safety and maintenance; hire, fire & supervise crew and passengers on environmental education and tourist sails
Captain/First Mate ( 1997): Oversee vessel operations and safety; supervise crew on environmental ed. and tourist sails

"Mystic Whaler"-110', 2 masted, gaff-rigged schooner
Windjammer Mystic Whaler
P.O Box 189
Mystic, Ct. 06355

On Board Educator (1998,2002) - Responsible for training 3 – 4 weekly volunteers and 2 -3 assistant educators and crew to teach environmental education and to oversee the whole program and lecture on history, fishing, sailing and performing music during the program.


"SoundWaters"- 80', 3 masted, gaff-rigged sharpie schooner
SoundWaters
Brewer's Yacht Haven
Washington Blvd.

Stamford, Ct. 06902


Relief Captain (1996): Oversee vessel operations, safety, and ship business; supervise crew

"Clearwater" - 106' gaff-rigged sloop.
Sloop Clearwater
112 Market St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


On Board Educator (1995 & 1991): Responsible for training 6 weekly volunteers, 3 monthly apprentices teach environmental education. Also overseeing the entire program while underway and lecturing on history, fishing and sailing and singing.
First Mate (1993) - Overseeing on board sailing operations underway, coordinating a paid crew of 10 - 12 and 4 - 6 weekly volunteers.
Second Mate (1994) - Running the foredeck and fishing operations and giving volunteers, apprentices and interns sail training.
Volunteer (1979 - 1989) - Scraping, rust busting, sanding, varnishing, painting, heaving, hauling and throwing lines, steering, jib tending, anchor watch, teaching environmental education and anything else one's told like furling, fending, and tossing the lead.

"Voyager" - 95' gaff-rigged schooner
Chartered by Clearwater Inc (1984 -1995)

On Board Educator (1990 - 1995) - Responsible for training 3 – 4 weekly volunteers and 2 -3 assistant educators to teach environmental education and to oversee the whole program and lecture on history,
fishing, sailing and performing music during the program.
Volunteer (1987 & 1989) - Taught environmental education stations, performed as deck crew and played music.

For Voyager Cruises & American Schooner Lines
Steamboat Wharf
Mystic, Ct 06355

Deckhand/Entertainer (1979 -1984) - hauling lines and steering, playing three 40 minute sets a day for passengers.
Deckhand (1981) - transit from Mystic, Ct. to St. Thomas, AVI via Bermuda.

"Sojourner Truth" - 42' gaff-rigged sloop
Ferry Sloops, Inc
3 J.F. Kennedy Memorial Dr.
Yonkers, NY 10701


Captain (1987 -1992) - Trained first mate for sail training program. Transited boat for festivals and celebrations.
First Mate (1983 -1992) - Trained crew, ran foredeck.
Crew (1983) - Threw dock lines, handled fenders, hauled lines, raised, doused and reefed sails.
Boat Building Crew (1979 - 1980) - Helped construct ferro-cement hulled sailing vessel

"Woody Guthrie" - 42' gaff-rigged sloop
Pete Seeger (owner)
Box 430
Beacon, NY 12508


Mate (1981 -1985) - Trained crew, ran foredeck.
Crew - Handled lines, sails, fenders.

Neptune's Car" - 45' Tahiti ketch
Bob Hansen (owner)
180 Jay St.
Albany, NY 12210

First Mate (1987) - Watch captain on delivery from Fort Lauderdale, Fl. to Port Jefferson, NY

EDUCATION

Elizabeth Seton College: one semester - Drama major
Case Western Reserve: one semester - Theater major
Marist College: one year - English major
LICENSES

USCG #740157 Master of Inland Steam, Motor and Auxiliary Sail Vessels of not more than 100 Gross Tons.

Class E NYS Driver's License. FCC Marine
Radio Telephone Operator's permit

OTHER INTERESTS

Professional actor, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.




Rick Nestler
1128 Old Liberty Road
Monticello NY 12701
rick@ricknestler.com