Alan Somervell: Sailing Instructor

Photo of Alan Somervell

NauticEd Credentials

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Chief Instructor
American National Standards Assessor
SLC Instructor
ICC Preparatory Instructor
Rated 4.85/5 by 45 students

Other Credentials

NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Qualified Instructor USCG 50 Ton since 1998 Certified Instructor

Contact

Email: alan@islandsailingclub.com,
Phone: 503 285-7765

My Personal Comment and Commitment to You

Growing up in a “water family” on the Chesapeake Bay, his Dad, a Champion Snipe sailor, and his Grandfather, a waterman, instilled into Alan a love of the water and boats. He placed second in his first sailboat race at the age of 8. He has sailed extensively back East on the Bay and the Sounds of North Carolina. “The creeks and bays were my backyard, my playground … my teachers”. Alan started working on our boats part time in 1993. He started teaching full time for ISC in 1997. He is a USCG licensed captain, a Certified Instructor, and is First Aid First Response Trained. He has trained hundreds of sailors some of whom have sailed the oceans, and a few who have gone on to become instructors. He is always willing to share his wit and wisdom with his fellow sailors and beams with pride when one of his pupils sets sails on their own.
Juice up your Sailing Certificate. Take an online sailing course from NauticEd and get professional practical sailing instruction from Alan Somervell

Feedback from Previous Students

Justin R., USA, WA at 2017, Nov 13
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Jeffrey B., USA, OR Scappoose at 2017, Nov 15
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
David C., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Oct 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Jacob L., , at 2017, Sep 18
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Alice M., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Sep 03
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Colin B., USA, OR Salem at 2017, Aug 13
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Timothy D., USA, OR Bend at 2017, Aug 19
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Larry S., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Jul 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Brian C., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Jul 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Jonathon P., USA, WA Tacoma at 2017, Jul 09
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Dale C., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Jul 09
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
JOHN B., USA, OR PORTLAND at 2017, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Carisa B., USA, at 2017, May 15
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Michael M., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Nov 02
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Kenneth T., USA, at 2017, May 18
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Diana H., USA, WA La Center at 2017, Jun 08
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Debra B., USA, OR Portland at 2017, May 15
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Jim T., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Apr 17
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Brian P., USA, OR Lafayette at 2017, May 04
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Dan G., USA, OR Bend at 2016, Nov 25
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Terri L., USA, OR Tigard at 2016, Oct 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Teresa C., USA, WA Washougal at 2016, Oct 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
James B., USA, PA Pittsburgh at 2016, Nov 23
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Kevin R., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Nov 02
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Nat P., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Nov 28
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
John D., USA, OR North Plains at 2016, Nov 23
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Lisa B., USA, WA Vancouver at 2016, Oct 25
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Travis E., USA, Portland at 2017, Jul 01
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
John B., USA, WA Vancouver at 2016, Oct 24
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Cathy H., USA, at 2016, Oct 02
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
William B., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Feb 07
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Joe M., USA, OR Sandy at 2016, Sep 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Carlo N., USA, at 2016, Sep 28
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Anders H., USA, WA Olympia at 2017, May 25
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Timothy M., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Sep 29
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
George C., USA, WA Kirkland at 2016, Sep 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Mark T., USA, WA Bothell at 2016, Sep 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Richard H., USA, WA Mill Creek at 2016, Sep 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Philippe T., USA, MO O Fallon at 2016, Oct 06
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
Birgit K., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Sep 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Tony S., USA, at 2016, May 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
Steven P., USA, at 2016, May 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
JOHN B., USA, OR PORTLAND at 2016, Sep 28
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
aj B., USA, WA Auburn at 2016, Sep 30
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
John H., USA, OR Aurora at 2015, Jun 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing