ASA has selected the Outstanding Instructors of the Year for 2019. Of the 2258 ASA Instructors who had active status in 2019, 1123 taught at least one ASA class and thereby became eligible for this award. The top 31 are listed below, representing 26 different locations, across 8 states, and 5 countries. The process by which these instructors were determined was completely objective, derived by the number of student surveys sent (one survey for each class taught), the number of completed surveys submitted, and the average instructor rating across all submitted surveys with 4.00 as the highest possible average rating. Here are the Outstanding top 1% (actually 1.4%) of all Instructors who had active status in 2019:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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 these instructors who have achieved an outstanding commendation for 2019. Very well done, and we thank you. Keep up the great work!
The threshold for this year’s selection was a minimum rating of 3.67 out of 4.00 and a minimum of 41 student survey submissions. The most surveys submitted for one instructor in 2019 was 121. Last year, the minimum rating was 3.67 and a minimum of 24 survey submissions. The most student surveys submitted for one instructor was 97.