Meet Captain Steph

By: Instructors

Captain Stephanie Mansberger Wolters is an ASA trained instructor and USCG Licensed 50 Ton Masters Captain with Sailing and Towing Endorsements. Growing up in Morgantown, West Virginia, Stephanie learned to sail at a young age through the Sea Scouts. There she learned to navigate and race on small and large bodies of water.  These days she sails out of Fort Myers, Florida with classes through ASA affiliate Island Dreamer Sailing School. Captain Stephanie regularly offers women’s only courses as well as multi-day courses in the Caribbean and the Flroida Keys. Stephanie acquired a taste for the cruising / liveaboard lifestyle …

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Margaret Pommert, Seattle Sailing and San Juan Sailing

By: Instructors, women on the water

Captain Margaret Pommert of Seattle has been named the recipient of the 2020 BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. The award annually recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating, and enriching the lives of women through sailing. Margaret is an ASA instructor, Instructor Evaluator, and holds a 100-ton USCG Captain’s License. “Margaret has been called ‘a force of nature’ for her enthusiasm and effectiveness in getting more women on the water,” said NWSA President Debbie Huntsman. “She encourages women to step up to new responsibilities and to expand their capabilities, confidence, and …

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Kira Maixner, Modern Sailing School

By: Instructors

Captain Kira currently teaches at Modern Sailing in Sausalito where the San Francisco Bay is her playground. She has been heavily involved in building a women’s sailing program and teaches a Wind & Woman course as well. She has been boating since she was a youngster and sailing since she moved to San Francisco 6 years ago. In December 2017, Kira began working towards earning her Captain’s License, which she earned in 2018, and began teaching at Modern Sailing School in the spring of 2018. While she enjoys teaching people from all walks of life, she is most passionate when …

Captain Anne Alberg: Arctic Loon Slideshow

By: Sailing Story, Sailing Tips

Being on the water is in Anne Alberg’s DNA. Her great-great-grandfather Anders Persson’s boat is displayed in the harbor in Boren, Sweden. Beginning with several boating vacations to Desolation Sound in British Columbia around the age of 10, Anne has dreamed of sailing to faraway places like the South Pacific, Croatia, Myanmar and Belize. Sailing to Captain Anne has always been about freedom, adventure, exploration and discovery. In addition, it is a captivating and magical feeling being at the helm connecting as one with yourself, the boat and the wind. Anne also loves the social side of spending time with …

Update: The Voyage of the Arctic Loon

By: Sailing Story

We have been following along with the Arctic Loon and Captain Anne Alberg as they journey from Seattle to New Zealand.  Her adventures have been mentioned on the ASA website. You can read them here: The Journey of the Arctic Loon The Crewy of the Arctic Loon Featured Instructor Captain Anne Alberg These are her latest updates from the last leg of the journey October 24: We are at Minerva Reef waiting for the “weather window” to make the final 7-day passage. Maybe a story could describe this final segment before we arrive in New Zealand after our 14 months …

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Jenni Hellpap LTD Sailing

By: Instructors

Meet Jenni from the dock! She used to sail a little, now she sails a lot! Jenni is the perfect example of anyone who ever had a dream and worked hard to make it come true. She hails from land-locked Wisconsin but now sails on the Caribbean waters of Grenada & the Grenadines with LTD Sailing – “Living The Dream” Sailing School and beyond! She has her USCG Captains License as well as her RYA Yachtmaster certification. She teaches ASA 101 – ASA 114. Captain Jenni Hellpap is this month’s featured instructor.

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons

By: Instructors

If you need a sample of what a resume should look like you would look no further than the background of Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey. A few highlights include retired Navy Captain, C-130 Aircraft Navigator, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, ASA Instructor and USCG Master since 2006.  She is the co-founder of Sail Solomons and an ASA Oustanding Instructor.  More importantly, she loves sharing her love of sailing with everyone. Perhaps the most important thing to know about Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey is her belief that sailing is for everyone, “ Sailing knows no age, no race or religion, no wealth category.  I’ve seen …