Erol has been an avid sailor since childhood. As a teen he learned from Captain Jean Lacombe on Long Island Sound who was among the first to enter in the single handed trans-Atlantic race on his 24’ cruiser, along with Francis Chichester in 1960, and Eric Tabarly in 1964.
Erol has sailed on oceans from the Aegean, North Sea, Bay of Biscay, to Maine’s beautiful Down East coast and has logged over 20,000 nautical miles. He holds a US Coast Guard Master's Captain License with Sailing endorsement. When not sailing Erol runs a CAD/CAM software consulting business in Vermont.