About Mike de Angeli

Mike moved to Rhode Island from the Washington DC area in 2001, having fallen in love with the state after spending a lot of time there handling a ligitation in Federal District Court in Providence.

In Jamestown, he has been able to pursue his love of sailing, participating in the Jamestown Yacht Club’s weekly races from 2002 - 2008, frostbite sailing through five winters in a home-built Shellback dinghy, becoming a member of the volunteer crew of Courageous, the 1974 and 1977 America’s Cup defender, and helping to deliver a sailboat from Newport to Plymouth, England in 2009. You can read Mike’s log of his trip at JamestownPress.com.

Mike has also become a boatbuilder in Jamestown, having built a kayak in addition to the Shellback, and is now near completion of a full restoration of a 1938 Herreshoff 12 - 1/2 footer.

Mike has also given time and labor back to the community, having served as a member of the Jamestown Harbor Commission since 2004 and as its chair since 2006. He also volunteers at Mystic Seaport, as a member of its Gung Ho squad.  The Jamestown Press recently published a story about Mike, which you can view here.

Other current interests include reading, travel, music, and golf. At various prior stages Mike played varsity sports in high school, JV basketball in college, raced motorcycles and enduro karts, and was an active model railroader.

Techology of all kinds has been a lifelong interest of Mike's, and his career as a patnet lawyer has allowed him to make a living while learning about all sort of interesting inventions from all sorts of fascinating people.



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