Captain Adam

After growing up sailing the islands of Washington and British Columbia with his parents on a 27′ sailboat, Adam decided to take his sailing further. Since obtaining his captain’s license, he has become an ASA and US Sailing instructor, charter and delivery skipper, assistant rigger, enthusiastic racer and even deckhand on a 125-foot cruise ship. Adam has navigated the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, San Francisco Bay, the inside passage from Seattle, Wash., to Juneau, Alaska, the Columbia and Snake Rivers, southern Florida and the Keys, Savannah up to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Bahamas, the south of Spain and France in the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic. The type of yachts he has sailed varies from small keel-boats like a Santana 20 and Santa Cruz 27 up to an Outremer 5X and Gunboat 60, from wooden classics from the early 1900’s to the latest carbon fiber masterpieces of today. His favorite yachts to sail are performance luxury catamarans, but that does not stop him from sailing or racing on any boat that is going out! Captain Adam enjoys coaching people in any aspect of sailing, and his favorite part about teaching people is when he successfully explains a concept and it hits home. He wants to ensure people are learning not just what to do, but why it is done. You might see Captain Adam around, or you might hear about where his wanderlust is taking him. Either way, we know one thing; he will be out on the water under sail!


  • 100-ton master
  • US Sailing instructor
  • ASA instructor


  • Extensive coastal sailing experience in the USA (southeast Alaska, Pacific Northwest, San Francisco Bay, Texas Gulf Coast, south Florida, Florida Keys, Savannah, Outer Banks of North Carolina)
  • International coastal and island sailing experience (Bahamas, Bermuda, Azores, Gibraltar, Mediterranean Spain, Mediterranean France, Monaco)
  • Atlantic ocean crossing, USA to Europe
  • 5 years instructing sailing under ASA and US Sailing curriculum
  • Racing in PHRF fleets
  • Assistant Rigger