Our Instructors

Joe teaches US Sailing Keelboat courses and has been instructing with us for many years. Joe has previously lived and worked in many different countries around the world, and every winter takes his boat down to Florida in search of adventure and to escape the misery of winter in Virginia

Cal is a Keelboat instructor with many years of teaching and sailing experience. He teaches US Sailing Keelboat courses and is an expert on marine electronics.

Bill , with years of intrepid cruising under his belt, has endless sailing stories to tell! He cruises his own Tartan 37 and also delivers boats up and down the coast. He teaches Keelboat courses.

Eileen teaches Keelboat courses. A musician and a teacher as well as a sailor, Eileen brings her innovative teaching skills to the waterfront and to you. Her love of sailing and the water permeates her classes.

Ed owns and cruises a lovely Catamaran with his wife. He brings his offshore experience to our Keelboat courses.

Rob is a highly experienced boat builder, racing sailor and cruising sailor. He grew up working on boats and sailing and owned and operated his own boat yard for many years so there is very little that Rob does not know about boats. He teaches Keelboat courses.


Young Sailors Instructors

Irvington Location

Caitie (Senior Instructor) Caitie is a US Sailing Instructor who has been instructing for us for several years and learned to sail with us at an early age. She is great fun, terrific with kids, super organized and is part of the Premier Sailing tradition. Caitie also is a Safe Powerboating and a J24 instructor and an EMT.

Emily (Instructor) is a graduate of Premier Sailing and is a wonderful calm and collected instructor and loves to teach. Emily is a thorough and organized teacher.

Corey (Instructor) Corey is a US Sailing instructor. He is a graduate of Premier Sailing, loves to race lasers and loves to adventure sail his Bahia. Corey infuses his teaching with enthusiasm for latest developments in boating and adds the technical aspects of sailing and rigging to his teaching.

Daniel (Instructor) is a graduate of Premier Sailing, loves to race sunfish, lasers and J70s and brings this performance aspect to his teaching.

Sean (Instructor) is a graduate of Premier Sailing, loves to teach and generally mess about in boats, and is excellent with children.

Owen (Instructor) Owen is a terrific instructor who pours lots of energy into his teaching. He is an experienced small boat sailor and successful racer, having sailed in California and in New England.

Matthew (Instructor) Matthew is a graduate of our sailing program at Two Rivers Yacht club in Williamsburg. He has been instructing for us first in Williamsburg and now in Irvington for some years now. Very empathetic, and very popular with our young sailors.


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