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Staff & Boats

Staff / Boats

We would like to introduce the backbone of our program to you. Herein are short biographies of the Nautical Science staff and the boats we sail. We take great pride in both.


All sailing staff members are U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains, and boats have been certified by the Coast Guard for use as training vessels in USC’s Nautical Science program. Staff have substantial experience at sea in a variety of arenas, including racing, cruising, ocean passage-making, and even boat construction. Our instructors also bring with them a wealth of teaching experience seldom found in seafaring programs.