ASA Featured Instructor: Michael Brown

By: Instructors, Schools

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: DJ McCabe

By: Instructors, Schools, women on the water

Captain DJ McCabe of U-Sail Sailing School Captain DJ McCabe is not just a sailing instructor she is a sailing school owner. Captain DJ is the owner and operator of U-Sail of Central Florida and is the quintessential sailor. She lives to be out on the water. She has handled every aspect of the sailing experience from racing to maintenance to cruising to exploring. Her infectious spirit makes her popular with her students and a role model for women on the water.  Captain DJ McCabe is ASA’s Featured Instructor

ASA Featured Instructor: Sara Burke

By: Instructors, Schools, women on the water

Captain Sara Burke of Manhattan Sailing School Captain Sara Burke is a role model. As a sailing instructor at Manhattan Sailing School, she is a champion of the sailing lifestyle and a model of what sailing is becoming. Her sailing story is about perseverance and adaptability but boils down to her love for the ocean. Read her story below and you’ll realize that her positivity about sailing is a springboard to be better. Better on the water and better in other aspects of your life. A lover of the ocean, Sara Burke needs sailing but sailing needs her more. Captain …