Randy Cowley is an accomplished yachtsman with over 350,000 miles at sea. His love for the sea is intrinsic and was inspired by a rich maritime heritage of steamship captains from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Randy’s passion for sailing developed at a young age. He purchased his first sailboat at the age of 10 and began sailing competitively, winning local regattas.
Throughout his youth, Randy lived his passion as a world-class, competitive sailboat racer and later combined it with his love for design and studied engineering at the New York Institute of Technology. His credentials earned him a partnership at the Peter A Schmitt Naval Architect Firm in Port Washington, New York, which specialized in leading edge, highly technical custom construction in making boats lighter and faster. He designed spars and hydraulic systems for ocean racing sailboats, and campaigned them in regattas worldwide. … [read more]