ASA has selected the Outstanding Instructors of the Year for 2018. Of ASA’s legion of Instructors, 1003 were eligible in 2018 and the top 31 are listed below, representing 30 different locations, across 11 states, and 5 countries. The process by which these instructors were determined was completely objective, derived by a formula that weighs the number of student surveys sent, the number of completed surveys submitted, and the average instructor rating across all submitted student surveys with 4.00 as the highest possible average rating.
Al Van Dyke
Richard Van Loon
Arno Von Waltsleben
ASA is extremely proud of its certified instructors who are committed to providing excellence in sailing instruction, and we extend our congratulations to the 31 instructors on this list who have achieved an outstanding commendation for 2018. Very well done, and we thank you. Keep up the great work!
In the 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. The threshold for this year’s selection was a minimum rating of 3.67 out of 4.00 and a minimum of 24 student survey submissions. The most student surveys submitted for one Instructor was 97. In comparison, in 2017, the minimum rating was 3.67 with a minimum of 15 student survey submissions and the most student surveys submitted for one Instructor was 33.