Rick Williams

CHARIAD’s Owner & Skipper

Rick’s passion for sailing grew from being a crew member in the one design US 1 fleet in Marblehead – 38 foot wooden sloops with no engine. Eventually, he bought hull #5, Rogue, and began life as a sailboat owner and skipper. A C&C 34 named Voyager followed. Voyager had a very successful racing record winning most regional regattas and race series.

CHARIAD is Rick’s 3rd racing sailboat. The boat is hull #1 in the Farr 37 series and was first owned by Bert Jabin, owner of Jabin Yacht Yard in Annapolis. Rick acquired the boat after it was donated to the Naval Academy.

“For me, sailboat racing is an infinitely complex and constantly changing challenge. Interesting people are drawn to sailing, and they keep me engaged.

The close community of crew members, former crew members, and our wider circle of Friends of CHARIAD bring joy and richness to my life. I enjoy the time on the water, but being with this wonderful community is why I go sailing.”

For a overview of Rick’s non-sailing life as a thought leader and senior business advisor, check out his LinkedIn profile.