True North Maritime Academy

Franklin, WI, USA
We provide a pathway for individuals interested in or dedicated to the boating lifestyle to gain and enhance their seamanship skills through education and certification. We offer an interactive, supportive, community environment for individuals to thrive, succeed, and meet their goals.

Sailing School Location

Location: 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: 414-943-6468

Sailing School Instructors

Don Doggett

Level V Captain Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 414-426-6468
Captain Don has dedicated the past 20 years sailing distant harbors and promoting safe maritime practices to both recreational boaters and professional mariners. Don works as a professional technology trainer and part time teaching at a local Technical College. He enjoys sharing his educational experience with the boating community by providing sailing instruction, on-the-water coaching and speaking at area yacht club functions. During the past 12 years Don has been involved with sailboat racing and placed in several overnight regattas crossing Lake Michigan. Also, he has volunteered and promoted outreach activities at various boating organizations from the Mid-West to the East Coast. Don has actively maintained his USCG 100 ton Master Near Coastal captain license and is trained as a volunteer first responder including first aid, AED and CPR certifications.

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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