February 7, 2018 to present:  I'm back in San Carlos, California, where I'm working as a part-time sailing instructor on the San Francisco Bay, while also preparing to get my U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License. 

Update:  From February 24 to March 9, 2018, I'm in Portland, Oregon attending a 10-day course at Columbia Pacific Maritime to prepare me for the exams required for my Merchant Mariner Credential (Captain License).  Good news - I passed!  I'm headed back to the Bay Area on March 9 to spend the summer teaching sailing on the Bay.