Jeff 'Vegas' Howard

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Oceanside, California USA

Level V Captain Rank Qualified Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Passionate sailor and experienced instructor at your service! I discovered the thrill of sailing at 14, at Boy Scout camp. Mastering Small Boat Sailing, I returned the next summer to teach sailing, and I acquired my first boat, a used El Toro, from that camp, and a few years later a Hobie 16. Many years later, I bought my first boat with a cabin below; a 28' Columbia. I embraced the journey, learning through experiences like my first multi-day open-ocean trip in that boat from Long Beach to San Diego. After a couple of years, I purchased a very fast 24’ Seawind Catamaran. I delivered it to San Diego from Newport Beach before realizing my true passion lies in the joy of cruising, not racing. This insight led me to a 42' Hunter and eventually a 46' Hunter. Sailing vessels are my love, and I enjoy sharing that love with others. I promise to treat each vessel and student with the utmost care and love. Let my passion elevate your sailing experience.

Credentials

NauticEd Credentials

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

Other Credentials

USCG 50-ton Master Inland and OUPV Near Coastal with Sailing Endorsement Train the Trainer certified

All Locations

San Diego Harbor (plus Mission Bay)

I will train you on your sailboat or any catamaran or monohull we rent.

Oceanside

I will train you on your sailboat or any catamaran or monohull we rent.

Newport Beach / Newport Harbor

I will train you on your sailboat or any catamaran or monohull we rent.

Dana Point

I will train you on your sailboat or any catamaran or monohull we rent.
Notes: I primarily teach in the San Diego area, however I am open to travel all over Southern California, including Newport Beach, Oceanside, Dana Point, Marina Del Rey, Long Beach and more.

Training and assessment

International License Training/Assessment

Notes: I will train you, privately, on your sailboat - up to 50 tons of displacement (approximately 65 feet depending on the vessel)

CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE TRAINING

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