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Mike Roll

Rated 5/5 by 4 students


NauticEd Credentials

  • Level V Skipper Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor

Other Credentials

USCG Captain 50 Ton Master with sail and towing endorsement. ISAF Safety at Sea, Celestial Navigation, Marine first aid and CPR
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My personal comment and commitment to you

I developed my love for sailing when I took a sailing class with a city of S.D. Parks and Recreation program when I was 12 years old. With over 30,000 NM racing, cruising and delivering sailboats from 8’ to 68’ and power boats from dinghy’s to 170’ this all in the Eastern Pacific from California to HI and Puerto Vallarta, MX to Sidney BC, Canada. Nothing brings me greater joy than sharing my skills and knowledge teaching someone to share my love for sailing in a low stress and enjoyable way. I am an Instructor for the NauticED Qualified Crew, Coastal Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master and Captain Rank Certifications. My lesson plans assist my students in acquiring the sailing knowledge, seamanship and boat-handling skills required to be a safe, confident, responsible and prepared Skipper. San Diego has ideal year round sailing conditions for you to learn in.

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Feedback from previous students

Beth M., USA, NM Albuquerque at 2014, Sep 14
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Mike is a great instructor. Very patient, always explains why as well as how to do something. Mike teaches safety first and made us confident sailors in a short time.
Janet M., USA, NM Albuquerque at 2014, Sep 13
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
Capt Mike is very patient with me, even when I ask the same question over and over again. He a great instructor. We have greatly enjoyed learning from him. Thank you, Sail San Diego and NauticEd, for hooking us up with Capt Mike!
Pablo R., USA, UT Saratoga Springs at 2014, Jun 28
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank
What a great experience we've had with Captain Mike Roll! He totally exceeded my expectations. He tailored the classes specifically for what I needed and gave me the opportunity to practice and check all the maneuvers I needed to do. Mike was also very encouraging with my wife who came for the second day of sailing and gave her instructions on being the helmsman while I was handling all the sails. She did not feel intimidated at all, but Mike gave her more confidence through clear, friendly instructions. This was so helpful for enabling us to work as a team and move us closer to Bareboat Chartering dreams! If you are a NauticeEd student and need to get your proficiency verified or need to log more sailing experience in big sailboats, schedule Captain Mike Roll at Sail San Diego, you'll love it! By the way, the sailboats at Sail San Diego are beautiful, new Catalina 400s that are awesome to sail.
Scott M., USA, CA Valley Center at 2014, Feb 22
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank
Captain Mike Roll is an awesome instructor and evaluator. We spent a lot of time on the water going over hands on maneuvering of a 40' boat. I'm lot more comfortable at the helm now. It was a great experience.