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About Us

We are Sue Langford and Dick Turner. We both retired in 2002 to take up the cruising life first aboard Omega and now aboard Courage. We have known each other since 7th grade and got reacquainted a few years ago and have been living together since then. We grew up in Haddonfield, NJ and were classmates through junior high and high school and kept in touch over the years through high school reunions.

After high school, Sue stayed in Haddonfield and worked in the banking business until she got married and started her family. Sue has two sons, the oldest is a chiropractor who is married and lives in Ft. Myers, Florida with his Urologist wife and lovely daughter Kaya. Her younger son is a web designer for financial institutions who lives in Central NJ and works in the financial district of New York City. As her sons grew up and left home, she resumed her career in banking in Haddonfield and later in Philadelphia. After joining up with Dick, she moved to North Jersey and changed careers by going to work in the purchasing department of a company that owns and manages hotels throughout the United States. Her interest in sailing came through her association with Dick. She completed the US Power Squadron course and has continued to develop her sailing, cruising and navigation skills on Omega and now on Courage.

I went to the University of Pennsylvania and got my BS in Electrical Engineering and then went to work for General Electric. My GE career covered 22 years and like a lot of corporate careers involved moving a lot – 17 times including a three-year stint in London England. I left GE to run a venture capital start up voice mail company in California and subsequently worked for General Instrument and Sony before co-founding Fresh Creek Technologies – an environmental water pollution control company based in North Jersey. I have four children and four grandchildren. My son-in law is a web site designer and he did this site for us. My interest in boats and sailing has been life long. As a teenager, I was an avid model boat designer and builder and built my first “real” boat - a 14 foot Rhodes Bantam racing dinghy - after starting my working career and raced it on Lake Erie. My next boat was a Cal-25 that we sailed from Beverly, MA. When I was transferred to London, I “invested” in a CSY 44 mid cockpit cutter for the CSY lease back bare boat charter business in Tortola, BVI. Omega was purchased in 1999 in anticipation of retiring and fulfilling my lifelong desire to do some serious cruising.

We spent the next four years cruising the East Coast and the Bahamas until Omega was damaged in the remnants of hurricane Ernesto while anchored at Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey in September 2006. She was declared a “total constructive loss” by the insurance company who paid off the full-insured value promptly. Coincidently, we had planned a six months long trip to Australia and New Zealand during the winter of 2006/2007. After returning from this wonderful trip, we started looking for the next boat and in August 2007 purchased Courage, a 1987 42 foot Kadey Krogen trawler. As of November 2007, we are back into the cruising life and headed south again for the winter.