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Emory Heisler: USCG 50T Master Licensed Captain, ASA Instructor
Group & Private Lessons, Charters (

Emory is ready to help you go sailing anywhere, anytime!  He is a USCG Licensed 50T Master-Near Coastal Captain, ASA Instructor and an experienced Charter/Delivery Captain with >12,000 ocean sailing miles sailed in just the past 5 years!

Emory brings over 25 years of sailing experience to his sailing classes including cruising, racing and delivering monohull and catamaran sailboats ranging from 18' to 56'.  You can be sure you'll have a great class with Emory, a SAFE one, a FUN one.


Call Emory anytime to see how he can HELP YOU GO SAILING!

Emory is certified to teach these ASA courses to get you chartering most anywhere in the world:

ASA101-Basic Keelboat

ASA103-Coastal Cruising

ASA104-Bareboat Cruising

ASA105-Coastal Navigation

ASA106-Advanced Coastal Cruising

ASA114-Catamaran Cruising

In addition to ASA Instructor Certifications Emory holds his USCG 50T Master Near Coastal Captain’s License, US Sailing Small Boat Instructor certification, PADI Advanced Open-Water scuba diving certification and Safe Power Boating certifications.

Emory has been teaching sailing since 2008. And even though he's lived most of his life in Arizona, he's been ocean sailing since 2001 including racing, chartering and delivering sailboats in a wide variety of locations including: Whitsunday Islands (Australia), U.S. & British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, BC-Canada Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands (WA), San Francisco Bay, Southern California, Catalina Island, Sea of Cortez, Puerto Vallarta, Newport RI, Long Island Sound, “DelMarVa” Coast, Chesapeake & Delaware Bays, the Florida Keys, the Gulf of Mexico and multiple Gulf Stream crossings.  


Also several times he's sailed 10+ day, 1000+nm sailboat deliveries between US Atlantic Coast and the Caribbean and recently crossed the Atlantic from Spain to Grenada in the 2022 ARC+ rally.

Looking for a boat?  Emory has experience sailing over 35 different types of sailboats, hundreds of days on small boats like Lasers, Catalina 14.2s and his favorite the Buccaneer 18, and over 5000 ocean miles on "big boats" like Swan 56s, Volvo Open 60s and Lagoon 45 catamarans.  

Emory and his wife Debbra enjoy more than sailing including backpacking, camping, snow skiing, traveling and spending time together with their family in AZ, UT and MI.  Emory is retired from a career in Healthcare Information Systems. Like many retirees, he and his wife are busier now than ever.  

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