Captain Riley is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain and holds an American Sailing Association Mediterranean Yacht Helmsman Certification. He has about 4500 open-ocean nautical miles with yacht delivery and racing experience including eight years at the King’s Cup Regatta, Phuket, Thailand where he placed 2nd overall in the Cruising Class. Capt. Bob has sailing instructor experience with Wash. DC Potomac, Chesapeake Bay and Caribbean sailing schools.
Following a successful biotechnology career, Capt. Bob returned to his sailing interest to master larger yacht sailing. He has received advanced sailing and navigation certifications from the American Sailing Association. The USCG Captain’s License involves extensive US inland and International ship-handling, safety and navigation courses and requires a minimum of 360 sailing days each five years.
Capt. Bob has extensive experience sailing in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Thailand. He has completed long distance, open-ocean yacht deliveries in the Caribben ad between the Bahamas and the US coast. He also sails frequently in the Chesapeake Bay and is a member of DC Sail, the PSA Sailing Club, Galesville, MD and the Baltimore – Annapolis Sailing Club.
Capt. Bob has sailed these waters:
Greece: Corfu & Lefkas; North Ionian & South Ionian Islands, Cyclades Islands, North Dodecanese & South Dodecanese Islands
Italy: Amalfi Coast & Islands, Pontine Islands, Sicily; Portorossa, Palermo, San Vito lo Capo, Catellammare del Golfo, Trapani, Egadi & Aeolian Islands, Tuscany Coast; Capraia & Elba Island, Sardinia & Maddalena Islands
Montenegro: Gulf of Kotor, (Tivat, Kotor, Herceg Novi), Bigova and Budva
Spain: Costa Brava (Barcelona, Arenys del Mar, Calella, Blanes, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Palamos, Llafranc, L’Estartit, L’Escala, Roses, Cap de Creus, Cala Culip, Cala Talabre, Llanca, Porto de la Selva & Cadaques); Balearic Islands (Mallorca)
Scandinavia: Norway (Lofoten Islands)
Turkey: Mediterranean Coast (Marmaris, Ciftlik, Ekincik, Gocek to Olu Deniz & Bay of Fethiye)
US Virgin islands
British Virgin Islands
Bahamas: Abaco & Exumas
- Phuket & Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
Aswan to Luxor, Nile, Egypt
Cape Cod, MA, USA
Coastal Maine, USA
Chesapeake Bay, USA
Mid-Atlantic Coast, USA
New Hampshire Lakes, USA