ASA Featured Instructor: Jeremiah Swetel

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Captain Jeremiah Swetel of Erie Islands Sailing is This Month’s Featured Instructor Jeremiah started his journey with boating at the age of ten in Cleveland. He has extensive experience sailing and boating in all parts of Lake Erie. Jeremiah also enjoys racing at his yacht club and sailing with friends and family. Jeremiah holds his USCG 25T Master Near Coastal license with Sailing and Towing endorsements and is certified by the American Sailing Association to teach ASA 101, 103, and 104. Captain Jeremiah Swetel is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.

ASA Featured Instructor: Dimitris Bampakos

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Captain Dimitris Bampakos of Fairwinds Sailing School Corfu is This Month’s Featured Instructor If your bucket list has space for another sailing destination you should consider Greece. If you add Greece, you need to add Captain Dimitris Bampakos. His love for sailing and the ocean is only exceeded by his love for the sailing grounds of Corfu, Greece.  His passion for the ocean and sharing his knowledge of sailing are what attract new sailors to Fairwinds Sailing School in Corfu, Greece. Captain Dimitris Bampakos is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.

ASA Featured Instructor: Jeremy E. Elwell

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Captain Jeremy E. Elwell at Reef Runner Sailing School is This Month’s Featured Instructor A quick read into Captain Jeremy’s back ground and you might be motivated to leave your life, get on a boat and find a new wife.  Sailing does that to you and this month’s featured instructor is an example of the sailing lifestyle taking you in and never allowing you to leave. Captain Jeremy E. Elwell is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.

ASA Featured Instructor: Bill Moreland

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Captain Bill Moreland at Modern Sailing School is This Month’s Featured Instructor Captain Bill Moreland at Modern Sailing School is a 40 year veteran of sailing. Like many, he just went to the water and began sailing only to fall in love with the lifestyle. These days he is an Instructor Evaluator for the American Sailing Association. He loves to share his passion for sailing with others and has led trips around the world. Captain Bill Moreland is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.

ASA Featured Instructor: Michael Brown

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Captain Michael Brown of Captain in You Sailing Schools Captain Mike Brown is a USCG 50-ton Master, and the owner/operator and managing instructor of the three Captain in You Sailing Schools Inc. (CIYSS). Mike founded the school in 2008 and has successfully operated it since its inception. Mike is the head instructor and is a certified Instructor for all ASA Courses. He is also an IQC Instructor evaluator. Captain Brown is a four-time winner of the ASA INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR award and is a highly regarded sailor, teacher and businessman amongst his peers and the American Sailing Association. Captain …

ASA Featured Instructor: Anne Popolizio

By: Instructors, Schools, women on the water

Captain Anne Popolizio of Manhattan Sailing School Getting to know someone through an interview is oftentimes disappointing. Just reading about ASA instructor Anne Popolizio makes me want to go sailing with her right now! Her story is one of a passion for sailing and a passion for learning.  I want to be out on the water with the sailor that just can’t get enough or with the young girl who just had to be in a sailing class.  Chasing down what you love and capturing it in order to share it with others is the definition of teaching.  That is …

ASA Featured Instructor: Amy E. Skillman

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Captain Amy E. Skillman of Sailtime Annapolis Sailing Academy Captain Amy Skillman grew up sailing and grew up with four brothers. The experience that she garnered sailing with her adventurous family has prepared her for a life of teaching. Understanding the roles that are played on a boat as well as how personalities develop from those roles has contributed to Captain Skillman’s approach to sailing. Captain Amy Skillman’s shared much about her sailing philosophy and it is intoxicating. It makes me want to sail the Chesapeake with her right now. Captain Amy E. Skillman is ASA’s Featured Instructor

ASA Featured Instructor: Jennifer Wirth

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Captain Jennifer Wirth of Blue Water Sailing Florida Captain Jennifer Wirth’s bio reads like an extensive sailing log but one thing that catches our eye is this: “She spent the next six years sailing the Caribbean, living on self-caught seafood and fresh island fruit, enjoying the self-reliance and empowerment of “cruising simple.” It is in that description of who she is as a sailor that she possesses a little bit of what we all want to be. Her life has been about sailing and it continues to be from chartering to teaching. Captain Jennifer Wirth is ASA’s Featured Instructor