Tom Lochhaas


  • Raced and sailed a variety of boats in his home waters and to the Caribbean and Bermuda
  • Contributed articles on sailing to SAIL and Good Old Boat magazines
  • Edited two books of sailing stories, "Treacherous Waters" and "Intrepid Voyagers," and wrote "Suddenly Overboard: True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble," based on sailing incidents ending in rescue or fatality
  • Worked on boating safety books for the American Red Cross and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary



Tom Lochhaas is a former writer for ThoughtCo, who contributed articles about sailing during a five-year period. He has sailed in boats ranging from a 14-foot Sunfish to a 50-foot ocean cruiser on his home waters, from Long Island to Nova Scotia, plus both coasts and the Gulf of Mexico. He has made several voyages to the Caribbean and Bermuda. He has raced boats in yacht club round-the-buoys races and ocean races, and he has outfitted and maintains a 38-foot sloop.

His articles about sailing have appeared in boating periodicals including SAIL and Good Old Boat magazines. He edited two books of sailing stories, "Treacherous Waters" and "Intrepid Voyagers." His book "Suddenly Overboard: True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble" is based on sailing incidents ending in rescue or fatality. He also has worked with the American Red Cross and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on boating safety books.


B.A., English - the University of Missouri-Columbia; M.F.A., creative writing - the University of Arizona; and an ABD (all but dissertation) in English writing from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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