Sailing buddies looking for a boat in the Marion-Bermuda race

Sailing buddies looking for a boat in the Marion-Bermuda race.

We have been sailing/racing together for 6 years in big boats (C&C 43 Custom) and small (Solings). We have raced to Halifax, and around the buoys in Boston Harbor. Together we have skippered sails from Northeast Harbor to Woods Hole, with individual sailing in California and the Mediterranean. We have provisioned boats and prepared crews for overnight, multi-day sails, and are looking to join a team racing a boat to Bermuda this year.


We are willing to serve as watch captains and/or navigators, and help provision.

About us in more detail:

Diane Romness

Boston, MA



–      2016 Cruised from Naples, FL to Dry Tortugas (2016)

  * Watch captain on C&C 38

–      Raced in Boston Sailing Center Women League and Fall League (2015)

  * Skipper

–      Sailed from Boston to Southwest Harbor, ME (2014)

  * Watch captain on C&C 43 Custom

–      Sailed the Mediterrean: northeast coast of Spain (2014)

  * Skipper, Beneteau Oceanis 31

–      Raced the Marblehead-Halifax Race and back (2013)

  * Able body crew on C&C 43 Custom

  * Provisioned boat

–      Raced in Marblehead Wednesday night races (2012)

  * Able body crew

–      Sailed from Venice, FL to Dry Tortugas (2010)

  *  Able body crew, C&C 34

–      Sailed the Adriatic out of Split, Croatia (2010)

  * First mate, Beneteau Oceanis 43.4

–      Member of Boston Sailing Center (since 2004)

  * C&C 34, Sabre 30,  J30, J27, J24, Sonar, Solings


–       Safety at Sea (2013) Plan on taking it again this year.

–       Coastal Navigation class (2010)

IRL: In real life Diane manages storage for Boston Medical Center, and is an avid cyclist.


Scott Dynes

Concord, MA



–       Managed three Marblehead-Halifax campaigns, twice as skipper (2015, finished 3rd in class), 2017, finished 2nd), once as watch captain (2013).

–       Managing skipper for MIT’s bluewater sailing program 2014-2017. Planned Maine cruises and January Shore School activities.

–       Current Safety-at-Sea certification (medical practical in 2017; in-water practical in 2013)

–       Quite knowledgeable about diesels in specific and boat maintenance in general.

–       Able to serve as navigator and/or watch captain

Boats sailed

–       C&C 43 Custom: 2012-2017. MIT’s bluewater boat 2011-2018. Skipper from 2013 onwards. Sailed thousands of miles on this boat. Full suit of sails.

–       Solings: 2015-present. Raced for two seasons with Boston Sailing Center (BSC)

–       Columbia 30 and Tripp 30: The family boat(s) starting when I was 13

–       J/24 & J/27: Raced 24s out of Marblehead in the mid 80’s as a grad student. Sail 24s and 27s from BSC around Boston harbor.

–       Buzzards Bay 30: A 47-foot wooden daysailer with tiller steering, built in 1903. MIT’s current bluewater boat.

IRL: In real life Scott manages a NASA spacecraft mission (TESS) at MIT, and manages parts of MIT’s Bluewater sailing program (



Telephone: 781-472-9005

Date posted: February 2, 2019

Boating style: offshore
Region: 1
Experience level: very-experienced

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