Harold Richard

Profile Updated: November 1, 2018
Residing In: Santa Ana, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Lechi Tran
Occupation: Retired
Children: I have one son, former Navy Seal. Did most of his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with one tour in Japan. More… Married, lives in Maui now.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Member Since:

1987

AMYA Number

7275

Boats I Own:

DF65, DF95, Soling 1m, Santa Barabara, Newport 12, ODOM.

School Story:

Didnt like school so much. School didnt like me either. I managed to get close to a four year degree, but not quite. All water under the bridge now.

Nixon ended the Vietnam Draft two months before I was up for selection. All my relatives had been in military service, either Air Force or Navy. I was advised to stay out. Looking back, I wish I had gone in.

My Sailing Story:

Ive been surrounded by boats all my life. My father was ABYC member, and a model boater since his teens waaay back. I became interested in my mid 30's, for several years, then dropped out. I made a few half-hearted comebacks through the decades, but now feel very comfortable sailing again. Im retired now.

I sailed mainly with OCMSC, Helmsmen, and the Argonauts. I have a box full of trophies, plaques, and ribbons from Sailing Regattas in the US1M class. Sorry to see the class has faded a bit, with no real builders to keep it going. Maybe I can help to change that.

I am equipped to be a builder, as I grew up in a workshop with my father. All my current boats, I built myself, with the exception of the Newport 12, which I did a thorough remodel.

I dont particularly like fancy paint jobs, but i do admire them on other's boats. It seems like a set-up for disappointment when you get rubbed, or T-boned, or hit the edge of the pond, or just in handling at home and in and out of the vehicle. I like to keep my boats, simple, clean, and fresh looking with regards to paint and decks. Then just redo them when then time comes.

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Welcome Dave, Happy Holidays, see you on the pond.

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Thanks for joining us Dale. See you out there.

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Posted on: Nov 27, 2018 at 7:02 AM

Welcome Mike, Glad you joined. See you on the pond.

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Oct 25, 2018 at 6:20 AM

Thanks for joining up Larry. See you on the water.

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Posted on: Oct 22, 2018 at 7:19 AM

That is a mighty fine offer you have rendered up for us Mr Barnette. I am sure someone will be interested to have those Orco 90 molds. Thank you.

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Oct 20, 2018 at 8:23 AM

When I posted the reminder/invite for the DF95 sailing, I assumed everyone would understand it would be Saturday according to the racing schedule and the Post Date of my comment. I guess i should have stated SATURDAY, which is today. At any rate, sorry for any confusion.

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Oct 19, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Attention DF95 Sailors ! We have points racing tomorrow at 11:00. There will be 12 races if possible. Hope the wind will be steady. Come and participate. See you there.

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Oct 18, 2018 at 11:04 AM

Welcome, Nice Boat. Both of them.

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Oct 13, 2018 at 8:17 AM

Racing is on Today. I know a few who are going, Bob, Shoe, Don, Myself. Just an fyi.

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Oct 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM

Rich, Hello, glad to see you attend the Party. What boat ya gonna bring?

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