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CAPTAIN BOB

USCG CAPTAIN & ASA INSTRUCTOR

Captain Bob

Goal: To travel the country (world), sail, and be able to share this

fantastic opportunity to be one with the wind with others.

BIOGRAPHY

I started sailing on inland lakes in the Midwest at the age of 7. I built my first boat (sailfish) at the age of 11. Have been hooked on sailing ever since. While in the military stationed at Fort Hood TX, I worked 3 days on and 3 days off, 4 on 4 off and repeat. So, I had time for a part time job. Naturally it was with a boat shop and I was the one that would take people out for test sails on a prospective purchase. Upon being Honorably Discharged from the Army, I went back to Michigan and raced in the Midwest region for Hobie 16’s in the 70’s, qualified and raced in the Hobie 16 Worlds in 1978. I spent my winters in Florida with my grandparents and spent most of my time asking visitors (snow birds) if they wanted to go sailing. I took them out on my Hobie 16 or 18 that I trailered to FL in the winter months and sailed in Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay. Once in a while sailing out to the Gulf of Mexico. In the late 1980’s I moved to Phoenix. I lived on a Catalina 470 in St Petersburg FL for 2 years and obtained my Captains license while there. I then sold that boat and came back to Phoenix in 2016.

 

I have been teaching sailing since 2018 and look forward to seeing the excitement on students faces as they get the “aha” moment and things start to make sense.

COURSE & CERTIFICATIONS

USCG OUPV 

US Sailing Level 1, Small Boat Instructor

ASA 210, Let’s Go Sailing Instructor

US Sailing 101, Learn Sailing Right

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

ASA 201, Keelboat Sailing 1 Instructor

ASA 202, Keelboat Sailing 2 Instructor

US Sailing 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 203, Basic Coastal Cruising Instructor

US Sailing 104, Bareboat Cruising

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

ASA 204, Bareboat Cruising Instructor

ASA 105, Coastal Navigation

ASA 205, Coastal Navigation Instructor

ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising

ASA 206, Advanced Coastal Cruising Instructor

ASA 214, Cruising Catamaran Instructor

ASA 218, Docking Endorsement Instructor

US Sailing Safe Powerboat Handling

Antares 44 Catamaran University

First Aid, CPR, AED

Teaching and Coaching Fundamentals

Safe Sport

CDC Heads Up

Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC)

CLUB & SCHOOL AFFILIATIONS

Transpac Yacht Club

Arizona Yacht Club (AYC)

Arizona Sailing Foundation (ASF)

Lake Pleasant Sailing Club (LPSC)

Sailboat Shop, Lake Pleasant AZ (ASA School)

US Sailing Member

ASA Member

BOATS OWNED

Sailfish
Sunfish
Hobie 16’s
Hobie 18
Catalina 470

BOATS CREWED

Colgate 26
Hobie 33
Olsen 30
Antares 44
J-29
Catalina 25, 26, 270, 30, 36, 445, 470
Spencer 44
Hunter 49
Capri 14.2
Shannon 50
Beneteau 38.1, 423 and 45
St Francis 50
Fountaine Pajot 44
Hobie Wave, and more
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