Captain Kathy Struchen started sailing after college and today she is being recognized as one of the American Sailing Association’s Outstanding Instructors.
Growing up in St. Petersburg Florida David Whidden was surrounded by boats. As a kid, sailing held a particular mysterious romantic quality…
Judy was a nervous sailor but gained enough confidence & expertise to pass on her knowledge to others who want to sail but are a bit intimidated by it all.
Jim Stewart & his wife Jane retired from the “real world” in 2001 and he started teaching sailing as a livelihood in 2004. Apparently he’s quite good at it.
Bob Diamond has been teaching beginning-sailors the ropes for a good long time and has been an instructor at Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City, California since 1984.
While waiting for the ferry to Alcatraz in San Fransisco Chet Shubert was so entranced by all the sailboats on the bay that he signed up for sailing classes that following week!
In 2006 Jim King took his first ASA 101 & ASA 103 courses – he bought a boat the next weekend! Now he owns his own sailing school, North Star Sailing Charters.
John Martin is a guy who knows how to live life. A retired surgeon who has sailed around the world, Martin has over 48,000 nautical miles under his belt and he’s still sailing all the time.