Walter is a one of the top sailors in the country where he’s won numerous national and local championships as well as may ocean races. From Harbor 20’s, Lido14’s, Cal 20s, Big Boat Racing to Offshore Racing, he’s an avid competitive sailor. He’s won Newport to Ensenada more times than most as well as the first sailor to win the Harbor 20, North-South/East-West regattas in the same year and was crowned as the first Harbor 20’s National Champion.
Walter was the skipper and navigator on Karakoa, an Andrews 53 in the Philippine Centennial Regatta, to retrace Magellan’s Adventure from Acapulco to Manila, 9600 miles where he finished first and set the course record for sailing across the pacific.
Walter was the youngest skipper in the 1989 Transpac and the first skipper to successful ly complete the Newport to Cabo San Lucas race in a 30’ sailboat.
Walter gives back to the sport which has given him so much. He chaired Lido 14 60th Classic Champs, he is a former board member, director and fleet captain, for the Balboa Yacht Club as well as the Lido Isle Yacht Club. Walter is one of 12 people to have both sailed in the US Sailing Championship of Champions Regatta as well as being the Chair of the 2020 Champion of Champions event. He has always been a huge supporter of woman’s sailing throughout Southern California. Walter has also been a supporter and driver of many yacht club owned boat programs where the focus has been to get people out boating.
Avid competitive sailor and boater, Walter acts as the broker of record for Engel and Volkers Yachting. Walter is a CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) and is brokered in both Florida and California. Walter is always working to raise the bar of professionalism in the industry. Besides boating, he has always been a team builder and also has had a successful real estate development career, which sparked the idea to develop an industry leading Yacht to Real Estate and Real Estate to Yacht Referral Network.