Philip Kropf grew up in downstate New York, messing around in small boats (and Sea Scouting) on the Hudson River. A Texas resident since 1967, and a sailor since 1982, he has sailed on and explored Galveston Bay since the early 90’s. He owns, and generally single-hands, s/v Silhouette, a 1976 Ericson 27, a perfect “good old boat” for exploring the many wonderful destinations around Galveston Bay and beyond.
Philip is a Past Commodore (and four-time Cruise Captain) of Texas Mariners Cruising Association (TMCA) (www.texasmariners.com ), a 36-year-old boating organization that exists to get people to more frequently use their boats, to show them that there are wonderful cruising destinations all around Galveston Bay, and to organize cruises to safely lead members to these destinations! And with his 20+ years experience of sailing the bay, Philip loves to share his acquired knowledge with anyone who will listen!
A retired architect, Philip now represents the interests of recreational boaters to the USCG Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), the USCG Port Coordination Team (PCT), the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee (LSHSC) (www.lonestarhsc.org), and the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee (CTCAC) (www.ctcac.us).