Mike McIntire has been hooked on sailing since he bought a
one-way ticket to St. Thomas in 1987 and landed a job as
deckhand on a schooner.  He bought his first sailboat, Sloop
Du Jour, a 1976 O'Day 32 Aft Cabin sloop, in 1993 soon after
returning from a three-year posting in Paris for an American
software company.  He lived aboard Sloop Du Jour for nine
years and has sailed thousands of miles in Florida and the
Caribbean, on his own and OPB (other people's boats).
Besides sailing, he is a certified open-water scuba diver, a General Class
amateur radio operator (KE4KDE), and a lover of all things outdoors.  He has
been working with information technology since the early 1970's, primarily with
IBM midrange systems (AS/400 iSeries i5) and PCs.  He develops software, and
provides technical support and consulting services for a wide variety of
companies around the world.  He is currently assisting a major appliance
manufacturer with adding enhanced software for a new factory coming online
in the next year.
as a publisher's blurb on the dust cover of my next best-seller.)