Captain Bill Pinkney has moved to a new location. He has done what songwriter Fred Neal wrote in the song used in the movie ;Midnight Cowboy: "Everybodys Talkin". He has moved to where the weather suits his clothes: Puerto Rico. And is now in residence in the Pueblo of Fajardo, on the east coast, gateway to both the Caribbean and Atlantic.
The opportunity to sail often in his position as Charter Briefer for Sail Caribe, the charter firm based at Puerto del Rey Marina and Resort is a plus. He is still traveling around the country when called telling of his solo voyage , the AMISTAD saga past and present and the lessons learned from both.
Having a base in the Caribbean still keeps him in the center of the sailing world year-round. Since Puerto Rico is part of the U.S., travel is as simple and usually less costly than being based in New York. In January in observance of birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr., the Captain braved the ice and snow and journeyed to Cleveland where he presented at Trinity Cathedral the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. The presentations were attended by both congregations at both sites.
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and respond to letters from school children about his ventures as written in their text book from SRA-McGraw-Hill, "Captain Bill Pinkney's Journey". In February he did a live Skype call to a group of first graders in Korea. A first for both it was a great success and well received.
The Captain is looking forward to various activities that will take him to sea and the "States" this summer. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of his Solo Voyage, the Captain will be at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda, BVI for a book signing of his autobiography: "As Long As It Takes" in March.