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Personal Accomplishments


Mother of four children, eleven grandchildren

Committed Relationship with Bob Philburn

Registered Nurse, Masters Healthcare Administration/Education

USCG Captain License 100 ton Masters with Towing

Delivery/Instructional Captain along US East coast to Caribbean

Founder and Executive Director OceansWatch North America


Presenter: Confidence Building for Crew Seminars

Professional musician, singer songwriter, plays Irish whistle, Bodhran, Steel Pan, Guitar, Uke, Harmonica

Produced 4 music CDs: Alone at Sea, Keepin On, Live in Miami, Love's Beginnings

Published books: Captain D Children Series with audio versions plus original songs (2 books),

Published articles: Cruising World article, featured in Sail Magazine, Ocean Navigator, Soundings...

5th place in Mixed class - General Clinton Memorial Canoe Race, Bainbridge, NY


Four book titles underway:

Confidence at Sea: the art of sailing boats with engines and multiple systems

Songs of a Sailor:Finding my Way, Inspired Insanity Around the World

Plenty of Time to Think

Music Lyric Compilation


For Donna's Story click here



Red Port Global Marine Networks

Dave Spalding,

Robert Rosenkranz,

Jamestown Distributors Total Boat 

Bristol Marine,

Subsalve USA Inc,

Weems and Plath

Joan and Gregg Conover,

Steve and Beverly Leers,

Scott Berg- Chardonnay

Herreshoff Museum,

Cape Horn Steering Vane

Bell Plantation,

SeaStar Treasure Shop

Bristol Elks Members,

Halsey Herreshoff,

Dr. Anthony Nathanson

Dr. David Leinquist

Lifespan Marion Hospital

Island Planet Sails,

Bacon Sails ,  


Rudy's Pub- Lake Worth

Palm Beach Sailing Club

Jim Grey

Bruce Schwab,

Vela Sailing Supply,

Sue Stewart

Monthly Donors on Paypal:

Tara, Kevin

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