Peter Damisch

Profile Updated: October 28, 2011
Residing In: Tampa, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Lesley F. Damisch
Occupation: Master Mariner, Historian, Cartographer,Bear Guard
Military Service: U.S. Navy  

Expedition Leader & Featured Speaker: Caribbean, New Zealand, South Pacific, U. S.

1+ Million Kilometers At Sea

Multiple Crossing by Sea: Atlantic,
Equator, Arctic Circle, Prime Meridian,
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Horn, Antarctic Circle

Extensive Cruising in all Oceans around the Globe

Co-Discoverer and first landing on ‘Rio Island’, Yukon Territory, Canada

18th Century Square Rigged Sailor, including Tasman Sea Winter Crossing on 152' vessel in Typhoon

Worked with more than 100 Corporations
on nautical team building & employee / customer development

Taught, visited & sailed with individuals from more than 70 Countries & Certified SCUBA Diver

2008 - Current: Expedition Cruising, Antarctica & Arctic
Author: 4,500 + page comprehensive history of the Antarctic, containing an extensive chronological time - line with multiple appendices

First Wedding in History: Shackleton’s Grave Site, Whaler’s Cemetery, Grytviken, South Georgia Island

Personal friends with children of 1914 - 1916 Shackleton Endurance Personnel

1999 - 2010:
-- Managing Director, Bluewater Sailing
-- U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License with Sail, Steam, Motor, Tow & STCW Endorsements
-- First International Yacht Training Examiner and American Sailing Association

Television, including: NBC’s “Today Show”,
KTLA: “Morning Show”, BBC: “Jet Set",
CBS: “Big Brother”, “Dr. Phil”,
Comcast: “Date a Model”,
Cox Cable: “Dating on Demand”
Discovery Channel: “Fitness Fantasy: Sailing”,
E! Entertainment: “Summer Style”,
Fox: “Mr. Personality”,
HBO: “Strange First Date”,
MTV: “Date My Mom”, “Parental Control”,
“The Osbournes”, “When Spicy Meets Sweet”,
The Learning Channel ( TLC ): “Second Chance”,
USA: “Character Fantasy Sailing”,
Warner Brothers: “Elimidate” ,
Channel 4 ( UK ): “Union Jack”,

“One Life to Give”, “Walk the Talk”,
“Under the Jacarandas”,

Video Sinclair Institute: “Better Sex”

Script & Technical Consultant for Nautical
Movies, CBS “Jag”, A & E, FIT-TV and Sailing Books / Novels
Photo, Magazine & Model shoots ( boat, lighting, wind planning & shot management )
Distinction Magazine, Love Jetsy,
Playboy, Tango Magazine, Victoria’s Secret,

Feature Articles:
-- New York Times, Front Page Style Section: “Vows”
– South Bay Daily Breeze: “The Great Escape”
– Santa Monica Observer: “Antarctic Romance”
– Shipmate Magazine: “From the Fleet to the Classroom”
– Irish Evening Herald: “California Travel”

Primary Instructor & Maintenance Supervisor
1995 - 1999
California Sailing Academy - Marina del Rey, CA

1996 - 1998
Vice-President, Compass Rose, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA
President & CEO Angeles Metal Systems, C.C.N.A. - Los Angeles, CA
President & CEO Golf One, Inc. - Santa Maria, CA

1994 - 1996
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Vice President & General Manager
Pearce Systems International, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

1991 - 1994
President & Chief Executive Officer,
Vice President & General Manager
Arrow Dynamics, Inc. - Clearfield, UT
1984 - 1989
Member, Board of Directors
Ideamatics Corporation - Washington D.C.

1982 - 1991
Program Director, General Manager, Program Manager
FMC Corporation: Naval Systems: MN Ground Systems: CA Defense Systems International: CA

1971 - 2003
Captain, Retired
Active Duty and Reserves
Service Includes:
4 Tours as Commanding Officer &
2 Tours as Executive Officer

Awards Include: Legion of Merit,
Defense Meritorious Service Medal,
Navy Commendation Medal (s)

Director, Joint Reserve Operations, Western United States
National NRIC Junior Officer of the Year

New Trier Campus Attended:


Jr. High Attended

Sunset Ridge

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