Merilee Wright

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Toronto, Ontario Canada

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Qualified Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 4.87/5 by 3 students
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 foray into formal Sailing Instruction is a natural evolution combining my passion for the sport with my honed leadership and coaching skills accrued through my professional career. 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 (SC) Intermediate Instructor - 2024 SC Intermediate Catamaran Instructor - 2024 ASA 101, 103, 104, 114, 116 Instructor - 2024 IYT - ICC Instructor & Assessor - 2024 IYT Bareboat Skipper Instructor - 2024 SC Intermediate Navigation - 2024 SC Basic Navigation - 2023 SC Basic Cruising Instructor - 2023 SC Start Keelboat Sailing Instructor - 2023 PCOC Program Instructor - 2023 VHF Instructor - 2023 SC Advanced Cruising - 2012 SC intermediate Cruising - 2011 SC Basic Cruising - 2003


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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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Feedback from previous students

Joel Y., Canada, ON, Toronto at 2023, Oct 16
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Could not ask for a better instructor and mentor to facilitate this accreditation.
Joel Y., Canada, ON, Toronto at 2023, Oct 06
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
An absolute delight to sail with and be assessed by. Cool, calm, and collected she has a gentle hand to help guide your assessment along and can read how you might be feeling under all the weight of the testing.
Michael D., USA, MI, Berkley at 2023, Jul 07
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Merilee did an outstanding job with our on-the-water assessment!
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