The Skipper

Aboard Jamma Jeanne in Elephant Bay, USVI, Late Afternoon, February 14, 2016

Carl Huber was born December 29, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas, moved to Sodus, New York in ’62 where he lived until June of 1969, the remainder of his formative years spent growing up in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he also attended engineering school through the 1980’s, studying computer science, psychology, and electronics, which had all been early teenage pursuits as well. He began hacking with integrated circuits and programming computers in 1974 and simultaneously developed a fascination with the underlying nature of human consciousness. The combined interests in human cognition and the potential for artificial electronic consciousness crossed with a somewhat more spiritual and longer term quest for meaning and purpose in life, and the ultimate question of what should be done with a human life, or how a life should best be used, has led to the 2018 GGR. Now, if that makes any sense at all, you’re a bit ahead of the game. More to come on that.

Sailing has been a lifelong dream, but a good bit of life can now be viewed retrospectively in the wake of five children, houses, cars, jobs, and dog before even setting foot on a sailboat. Aggressive training began in 2010 with a series of ASA courses through The Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship under Captains Don Boccuti (ASA 101) in the Chesapeake and Lee Tucker (ASA 103,104, and 106) in the Caribbean. Boccuti and Tucker have since received ASA’s prestigious outstanding captain of the year award, awarded to one ASA certified instructor each year (out of thousands). Huber now charters bare boats in the Caribbean and sails whenever he can find the time on the Chesapeake. He acquired a boat at the end of 2016 and plans to sail for about 10,000 miles before departing Falmouth in that boat on June 14, 2018.

Michael Guggenberger (Fellow GGR Skipper from Austria) has produced a set of Skype interviews with several skippers, including Huber, which can be viewed here: