Meet our mature and highly experienced ASA sailing instructors. With a wealth of knowledge and many sea miles under their belts they are waiting to pass their experience on to you. As well as being great sailors, they also have a sense of humour.
Mike is from the UK has been sailing for 35 years. As well as an ASA instructor, he is also an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualified and a Cruising Instructor. He has carried out a number of yacht deliveries, worked as a yacht broker and a commercial skipper as well as instructing.
Prior to being an instructor Mike had a varied work life; he is a carpenter, house builder, and trained to be a civil engineer. All this whilst bringing up his twin son and daughter. A sailing trip across the Atlantic found him in the Caribbean. Grenada became his own and when not out teaching he can be found enjoying the great outdoors.
Mike loves teaching people to learn to sail and knows all the great spots! He wants to be able to make learning fun and enjoyable. Mike is a happy chappy who loves music and sings a mean sea shanty! And he might even write you a poem or two during your time sailing with him.
Growing up in Annapolis, MD, USA, Chris did some sailing in 420s and Lasers before getting hooked the first time he sailed on a keelboat, that his Navy
ROTC unit rescued from a Customs storage yard after seizure. He went on to command the Sailing Company before getting his USN commission and doing his “sailing” in much larger ships.
After leaving active duty as navigator on USS Nassau (LHA 4), his sailing was limited to taking groups on bareboat charters and racing during the short season on Lake Michigan. He then earned his USCG 100 GT Masters license and qualified as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, before taking off for the Caribbean in his sailboat Troubadour.
Chris focuses primarily on teaching sailing in the Grenada and St Vincent area, with occasional charters and deliveries. He’s more likely to be found onboard with a ukulele since it’s more portable than a guitar