It is fairly easy to find good sailors (someone who can make a boat go fast), it is not so easy to find a good seaman (someone who is safe with an inexperienced crew in all kinds of weather conditions). It is exponentially more difficult to find a person with seamanship skills and also, the required teaching skills. eLearnToSail recognizes that the quality of the business is totally dependent on the quality of the instructors. We work very hard at maintaining a dedicated group of professionals.
We spend a lot of time and effort recruiting, training and preparing our instructors and we currently work with several sailing professionals. Here are the sailing resumes of some of these instructors.
Captain James Cook teaches the Coastal and Celestial navigation courses. His Bio is available under the ownership menu link.
Dr. John McGinley is a retired professional meteorologist with over 30 years forecasting experience at NOAA and the Air Weather Service of the USAF. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in meteorology. He has been adjunct faculty at the Universities of Oklahoma, Colorado, Colorado State, and has given lectures at a number of universities. I have been sailing for over 40 years including a transatlantic passage and long journeys in the Caribbean. I am a member of a Colorado sailing club and have been an avid racer for many years.
John has taught the weather course for the Victoria Sailing School for six years. On occasion I have furnished weather information for their coastal and transoceanic journeys.