Michael Pearce

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Mount-Pleasant, South Carolina USA

Level IV Captain Rank Qualified Sailing Instructor / Assessor

Rated 4.8/5 by 4 students
With my experience and comprehensive sailing knowledge, I am uniquely positioned to deliver a first-class sailing education to individuals and small groups. If you want to enjoy the excitement of small boat sailing, become wind-aware, and experience the physics of sailing just inches above the water; I can coach you. Do you want to provide amazing large keelboat and catamaran adventures for your family and friends, in some of the most beautiful and secluded destinations on the planet? I can take you from the beginning through competency to mastery of this unique and priceless skill set. I have sailed extensively in the San Francisco Bay, N and S Coastal CA, the Caribbean, Europe, and the South Pacific. Every day on the water is unique, exhilarating, mentally stimulating, and often challenging. Safety is the cornerstone of everything you do on or around water and the biggest compliment I can give is ‘I would be happy for you to take my family to sea on a sailboat’ - that is mastery!


NauticEd Credentials

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

Other Credentials

Passed all NauticEd on-line courses (Including RYA Day Skipper theory). USCG OUPV 6 pack with sailing endorsement. RYA Yachtmaster (on the water) Certificate of Competence, (Portsmouth, UK). Yachtmaster theory graduate, Urban Truant. RYA Day Skipper on the water assessment (Lefkas Greece). ICC and SLC Certificates. American Sailing ASA 101,103,104,105 and IPC Qualified. BSc. (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering. English F.A. 1st4Sport Level 2,3 - UEFA B in Coaching Football (Soccer).


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Training and assessment

International License Training/Assessment

Notes: Beneteau 38 and 41 in US waters. Leopard or Lagoon Catamarans 39-46’ in the Caribbean. A range of SunSail Monohulls , Moorings and SunSail Catamarans in Lefkas (Ionian Islands, Greece)


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Steve H., USA, CA, Livermore at 2024, Mar 27
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
The vessel was Chartered from Moorings BVIs
Steve H., USA, CA, Livermore at 2024, Mar 27
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
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Andrea S., USA, SC, Johns Island at 2024, Mar 27
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Niall L., USA, CA, Santa Clara at 2024, Mar 30
Practical Competence of Qualified Crew Member Rank
Michael was excellent at challenging us on each topic and ensuring we went through the steps hands on. If we responded incorrectly, he explained the correct answer, and later in teh week asked the same question again, to ensure we fully understood the topic. Following Michaels instruction, I now feel very confident I can handle the steps on my own, including all the areas that can go wrong, and how to adjust, when one is at sea. .
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