Asset & Anchor Marine

Madeira Beach, FL, USA
As an Olympic sailor and circumnavigator, I thought it was time to share my love and knowledge of sailing and sail boats with others with a similar passion. Having recently returned from a world circumnavigation, let me be your personal Cruising Coach and help bring your cruising dream closer to reality. By using my knowledge and experience you can save both time and money and zero in on the important things from the start. Want to go cruising, but still need to buy a boat or learn to sail?

Sailing School Location

Location: 573 Normandy Road Madeira Beach, FL 33708-2315 USA
Phone: 727-342-9191

Sailing School Instructors

David Hibberd

Level III Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 727-342-9191
I am a lifelong sailor. I have both raced and cruised on sailboats. In 1996 I represented South Africa (sailing) in the Olympic Games in the Laser class, and later in life completed a circumnavigation by sailing around the world in my own Lagoon 400 catamaran, SV Cool Runnings ( ) , from April 2016 to June 2018 with my wife and two kids. I have tons of experience and did all my own fit out and maintenance of all systems and engines prior to our circumnavigation, and as we cruised around the world. In addition I am a USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Masters upgrade with sail endorsement. I hold a CASA Yacht Skippers Certificate from Ocean Sailing Academy, Durban, South Africa. I served in the South African Navy aboard a Strikecraft (guided missile fast attack ship) in some of the most challenging seas you will ever experience. Most importantly, I have extensive experience cruising on many sailboats, both mono-hulls and catamarans, and have

Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.

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