Bill Ibsen

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Buford, Georgia USA

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 skipper for weeklong marriage sailing adventures around the breathtaking Caribbean waters of the BVI on new Voyage 590 catamarans.


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. Skipper 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 and conflict resolution. Trials motorcycle instructor/mechanic/minder for 20+ years.


Lake Lanier, Atlanta, GA

I train on a Catalina 18 at Lake Lanier, or on customer sailboats.
Notes: Contact me at or 678-429-3479.


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