Séamus F. Murphy


I was born in Dublin, Ireland. Upon finishing high school I joined the U.S. Navy in 1977 and served honorably for 26 years. While stationed in San Diego, Ca. I learned to sail at Fiddlers Cove in 1996. I retired from the Navy in 2003 and began teaching youth sailing for the Navy at Rainbow Bay Marina, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 2005. I am inspired by the youth I teach watching them take themselves on with greater challenges in sailing. I know they will also take themselves on more in their own lives as a result of the life skills they have learned through sailing.
Sailing is my passion, however, I am more passionate teaching and learning from my students. It is my desire to inspire other youth to want to learn to sail and take advantage of the benefits of sailing, no matter what community they live in. I also want to bring to the sailor's attention the plight of our oceans. Our youth are our future and they have the creativity within them to create solutions to the man made fiasco facing our beautiful oceans.

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Tiller Towards Trouble!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,490. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Dermot trains new youth sailors on the finer skills of crewing or team techniques and ends up learning a few things himself. Together they embark on a sailing adventure with Captain Thomas, Eva and Mr. Séamus outside of their safe harbor to discover their independence and how polluted their beautiful ocean is. Can they find a creative solution to the plastic prison?

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Smashwords book reviews by Séamus F. Murphy

  • The Defector on Nov. 23, 2010

    Absolutely amazing! I was completely immersed in the story and the characters. Fast moving, thrilling, and intriguing... my senses were on high alert while reading. Being a professional and recreational sailor, I have been an avid Sam Llewellyn fan for years, and this book excites me with the knowledge that we have another author creating superb thrillers involving maritime themes. Great work Mark. Looking forward to reading 'The Wrecking Crew.' Highly recommended!