Bill Ibsen

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Road-Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands

Level IV Captain Rank Qualified Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Teaching, coaching, and instructing others to grow in their knowledge, skill, and experience has been a decades-long passion of mine. Helping others to perform skills that at first seem daunting or scary, but with repetition and fine-tuning turn into “I really can do this!” or even “I’m good at this!” brings me great life satisfaction. I am teacher/instructor at heart, and bring multi-disciplinary experience into my sailing instruction. Serving as a professional high-performance driving instructor for the Porsche Experience Center plus my 20 years’ experience teaching and authoring national articles on off-road competition motorcycle skills, combined with being a NauticEd Course Author and Editorial Contributor, I feel comfortable teaching any adult student, male or female, especially in situations that feel like near a student's limits. I am a volunteer captain for weeklong marriage sailing adventures around the breathtaking Caribbean waters of the BVI on new Voyage 590 yachts.

Credentials

NauticEd Credentials

  • Level IV Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor
  • Catamaran Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

Sailed in 7 countries. ASA101-108 certified. Captain in British Virgin Islands. Porsche Experience Center, Atlanta, GA High Performance Driving Instructor; Porsche Club of America High Performance Driving Instructor. Executive coach, and professional corporate trainer specializing in emotional intelligence. Trials motorcycle instructor/mechanic/minder for 20+ years.

All Locations

Lake Lanier, Atlanta, GA

I train on customer boats, only. I am available to travel and assist with skippering anywhere in North America and the Caribbean. Just contact me.

British Virgin Islands

This is the Moorings base, although I can travel to any charter company base.
Notes: I am also available to travel and assist with skippering anywhere in North America, the Caribbean, or French Polynesia. Just contact me at billibsen@mac.com or 678-429-3479.

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