I have a college degree in Vessel Operations with a decade of teaching experience. I began my nautical education as a boy aboard my parents’ 32’ Kettenburg cruising in Puget Sound and racing on Lake Washington.
In San Diego, I took a Basic Keelboat class aboard a Catalina Capri 22’. Subsequent cruising courses culminated with a charter to the Bahamas aboard a 36’ Jeanneau. Spinnaker Training at J-School opened the door to racing aboard several J-Boats. The pinnacle of success was being chosen as Helmsman aboard a Beneteau 40.7’ for the National Offshore One Design series. Then, I made the decision to turn my nautical education into a profession.
With a 50-Ton Captain’s License from the Maritime Institute in San Diego, I began teaching Basic Keelboat classes for Island Sailing Club (ISC) on the waters of Puget Sound and the Columbia River. At ISC, I developed a Spinnaker Handling course. I invite you to take command of the tiller aboard a keelboat with me.