Merilee Wright

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Greater-Toronto-Area, Ontario Canada

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Sailing Instructor / Assessor

The more I sail the more I love it! There is nothing quite like getting the sails up, turning the engine off, and experiencing the pure joy of feeling the sun on your face, the wind in your sails and the water all around you. I've been sailing for 20 years and have been a boat-owning skipper for the last 15. As both an active racer and cruiser I am typically sailing at least 50 times per year, continuously developing my own skills, teaching and building race crew teams and actively supporting women in sailing. Feedback from my crews over the years is that as a skipper I am patient, easy to understand, explain things well, have an empathetic spirit and am inspirational as well as empowering. My passion for this sport, combined with my business, leadership, team building and presentation experience, and my desire to help people gain the confidence to achieve their sailing goals, has naturally evolved to Sailing Instruction. I can't wait to get you out on the water!


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
  • American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
  • SLC Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Certification - 2012 Sail Canada intermediate Cruising Certification - 2011 Sail Canada Coastal Navigation Standard - 2011 Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard - 2003 VHF - Restricted Radio Operators License - 2008 Canada - Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) - 2005 Master of Business Administration - 2000


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Notes: I am also available to travel and assist with skippering anywhere in Canada and the Caribbean.

Training and assessment

International License Training/Assessment

Notes: 1982 Canadian Sailcraft (CS) 33


As a bonus "thank you", we'll give you two FREE sailing courses and electronic logbook!
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