ASA has selected the Outstanding Instructors of the Year for 2017. Of all the ASA instructors who were active and eligible in 2017, the top 32 are listed below, representing 31 different locations across 13 states, and 3 countries. The process by which these instructors were determined was completely objective, derived by a formula that weighs the number of student surveys generated, the number of completed surveys actually submitted, and the average instructor score across all submitted surveys with 4.00 as the highest possible average score.
Lloyd Tracy Spinney
Rob Swain, Jr.
Richard Van Loon
Arno Von Waltsleben
ASA is extremely proud of its certified instructors who are committed to provide excellence in sailing instruction, and we extend our congratulations to the 32 instructors on this list who have achieved an outstanding commendation for 2017. Very well done, and we thank you. Keep up the great work!
In future, ASA plans to attach the student survey to the electronic version of each ASA examination to increase the yield of respondents to a much higher level.