The Team

 

Jeff Carlsen

Owner, Instructor

  • Longtime sailor, beginning at age four, happy to be afloat in anything from dinghies to ocean cruisers
  • US Coast Guard licensed 100 Ton Captain and ASA Sailing Instructor; teaches to ASA’s Bareboat Cruising, Catamaran, Navigation and Docking endorsements.
  • Two years as a live-aboard sail-cruiser with wife and four children, ranging as far north as Newfoundland Canada and south to the Virgin Islands. 12,000 miles of family cruising and home-schooling.
  • Retired US Navy Commander, served 21 years as a Navy helicopter pilot; qualified shipboard Officer of the Deck.
  • Trailer-sailor & cruiser, 11 years with a 21′ pocket cruiser from Key West to California to the Chesapeake Bay (infant included)
  • Racing experience, around the buoys or overnight / offshore. Loves to play with spinnakers.
  • Jeff enjoys teaching others how to sail in a relaxed, family style.

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Chris Staley

Instructor

  • Life-long sailor, sailing dingies, beach catamarans, racers, cruisers, and cruising catamarans.
  • Licensed Coast Guard Captain, 100 Ton Master with sailing and commercial towing endorsements.
  • ASA instructor since 2007, certified to teach 101-105
  • Sailboat racing beach catamarans through 40’ one deigns
  • Charter fishing Captain for over 10 Years, and mate for 20
  • Operator of Commercial Marine Assistance vessels
  • A genuine love for teaching sailing! When not on the water with students, you will find him sailing around Solomons aboard is Oday 34,   C2

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Andy BatchelorAndy Batchelor

Founder, Instructor

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Lisa Batchelor FraileyLisa Batchelor Frailey

Founder, Instructor and Charter Broker

  • Grew up boating on the Chesapeake Bay, sailing since age ten;
  • Retired US Navy Captain, served 24 years as a Naval Flight Officer, Navigator and Oceanographer/Meteorologist;
  • US Coast Guard licensed captain and ASA Sailing Instructor; teaches up to ASA’s Advanced Coastal Cruising standard and Docking and Weather Endorsements.
  • Over 35 years experience in a wide range of power and sailing vessels;
  • Instructed sailing in Pensacola, Monterey, Chesapeake Bay, and Naples Italy; BVI, SVI, Windward and Leeward Islands;
  • Vice President of AlloraMare, Inc. marine services corporation;
  • President of the Solomons Business Association, 2011-2014;
  • Founder of Sail Solomons Sailing School and Yacht Charters; co-owner of Kinetic Sailing consultants;
  • Awarded ASA Outstanding Instructor for 2009, 2011 – 2014;
  • Charter Broker for multiple bareboat charter companies;
  • Lisa’s specialties include bareboat charter planning, navigation and marine meteorology.

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Bill OstranderBill Ostrander

Instructor

  • Real Estate Development & Homebuilding – 40+ year career in the DC Metro area;
  • Former Division President for two national home building corporations;
  • Native of Waynesboro VA, Graduate of U Va School of Architecture, now resides in Solomons;
  • Lifetime sailor & boat owner; proud owner and Captain of ATLAS and trimaran VITESSE;
  • US Coast Guard licensed captain and ASA Sailing Instructor; many years of sail and power boat operations;
  • Bill teaches sailing up to the ASA Bareboat Cruising standard.