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Amanda Swan

Level V Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
Aroha, I love the ocean and enjoy sharing my passion for sailing. My 380,000 ocean miles include completing the 1989 Whitbread Around the World Race (now called The Ocean Race) as rigger aboard Maiden, the first all-women Whitbread yacht, multiple Sydney-Hobart races and a 30 year involvement in international sail-training. I completed a 4 year sailmaking apprenticeship in NZ and Australia and have worked as a rigger and sailmaker in NZ, Australia and the UK. I've sailed, raced and maintained yachts ranging in size from 8' to 125' and have sailed from the Arctic to Antarctica traversing both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


NauticEd Credentials

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

Other Credentials

First Aid Certificate NZ Yachting Instructor/Coach Level 3 NZ Maritime Commercial Launchmaster International Sail and Power Association - Certified Instructor - 1997 NZ Coast Guard Master of Pleasure Yacht Ocean - 1992 Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Certificate - 1991 District Commissioner of Apprenticeship - Completion Certificate - Sailmaking 1987 NZ Secretary for Transport Boat Master - 1983

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