About the Author
Rob Rohde-Szudy, like many Midwesterners, is a “self-made sailor”. Though his father knew how to sail, the demands of supporting a family in leaner times prevented his passing the skill on. Rob got interested in boats in the late 1990’s, and true to his modus operandi started reading everything he could find on the topic. The year 2000 saw his first child and his first boat – a homebuilt Michalak Piccup Pram. After three years of learning the advantages and disadvantages, and having a second child, his wife suggested a larger boat. So 2005 brought a Bolger Light Schooner.