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Owner and Operator of McCurdy Sailing, David McCurdy has over four decades of sailing experience and is a licensed 100 ton near coastal Captain with a sailing endorsement.  Learning to sail from his father at age 6, he has captained many boats of all sizes including Gleam and Northern Light; two 12 meter America's Cup boats.  Dave is also Captain for Classic Cruises and their 78' Schooner Madeleine and their 58' Rum Runner II.  


Spending the majority of his life in Newport, David has extensive historical and local knowledge of this beautiful town. He also spent close to a decade as the Executive Director at the Rose Island Lighthouse. Named a 'Newportant' during his tenor at Rose Island, his portrait was painted by famed Newport painter Willliam Heydt and included in the book Working Newport. His intriguing stories will make your adventure aboard Hurrah even more memorable. 


There is a reason why Newport, Rhode Island has been named the sailing capital of the world.  We would love to show you around on your private sailing charter!

Captain David McCurdy of McCurdy Yacht Charters appearing on the cover of Yachting Magazine
Captain David McCurdy of McCurdy Yacht Charters at sunset, Newport, Rhode Island

David McCurdy - Yachting Magazine

David McCurdy - Yachting Magazine

David McCurdy ending the day
aboard Hurrah

Captain David McCurdy of McCurdy Yacht Charters, Newport, Rhode Island

David McCurdy with Rose Island Lighthouse Staff 
Watercolor by William Heydt

Your Captain - David McCurdy

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