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Private sailing & docking lessons on board your own boat (San Francisco Bay)

DOCKING AND SAILING LESSONS - USCG Licensed Delivery Captain and Certified US Sailing Instructor
Instruction on your own boat anywhere in the SF Bay and up to 100 miles offshore

Practice docking, sail trimming and shaping, optimize boat speed, reefing, spinnaker, safely navigate SF Bay and California Coast, prepare for coastal passage

$50.00 per hour.

Jean-Pierre Voortman
USCG Licensed Captain and Certified US Sailing Instructor
Instruction in English, French, Dutch, German or Mandarin.

Sailing-related employment:
8/2012 -- present: Sailing Instructor at University of California, Berkeley. Teaching Advanced Sailing course, racing clinics and single-handed clinics.
6/2015 -- present: Delivery Captain, Voortman Marine ( and
11/2014 -- 6/2015: Sailing Instructor at major sailing school in the Bay Area. Teaching US Sailing Basic Keelboat, US Sailing Basic Cruising, US Sailing Bareboat Cruising and Night Sailing.

US Sailing Certified Level 1 Small Boat Sailing Instructor (California Maritime Academy 12/2012)
US Sailing Certified Basic Keelboat Instructor (OCSC 4/2013)
American Sailing Association Docking certified (ASA 118).
American Red Cross First Aid CPR AED certified.
NOLS Wilderness First Aid certified.
RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety (Survival at Sea) certified.
US Sailing Safety-at-Sea.
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Safe Boating certified.
US Coast Guard Captain's License: OUPV Near Coastal
US FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit

Reference available from UC Berkeley.
To verify my Mariner Credentials you can go to , on this page you will find a Credential Verification link where you can enter my name, Voortman, and my reference number, 3470503.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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