About Mark

Now is as good a time as any to give a little insight about me, Mark Loe, and about this page. I was born and grew up in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.  Was introduced to sailing in 1974 when I was 12 years old. That was Then   Growing up and living in … Read more

Learning Dinghy Racing

So, had some great adventures since my introduction to sailing. Mostly keelboat racing round the buoys and one offshore race. More importantly though, making new friends and friendships that would last a lifetime. Now to my introduction to learning dinghy racing in Mirror dinghies.  Organized sailboat racing in Trinidad took place out of the Trinidad … Read more

First Offshore Race

As I’ve started writing these blogs, the memories are coming back in fits and starts. Now comes to me the memory of my first offshore race. Again, in the Pearson 26 Gotcha. The country of Trinidad and Tobago consists of 2 islands at the southern end of the Caribbean island chain. Trinidad, the main island, … Read more

Learning to sail and race

I must say, there was no messing around. The second time ever on a sail boat was for a race. Went out for the first time sailing the weekend before and now it’s race time! That second day sailing and first race is hazy in my mind. I can remember getting aboard and trying to … Read more

First Time Sailing

As I sit here in Massachusetts contemplating life and this new normal. My mind drifts back to my life growing up in Trinidad in the Caribbean. In particular, one memory stands out, my first time sailing. As clear today as it was back in 1975. Probably the biggest turning point in my life. The day … Read more