Alan Somervell: Sailing Instructor

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NauticEd Credentials

Level V Captain Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
ICC Preparatory Instructor
Rated 4.78/5 by 91 students

Other Credentials

NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Qualified Instructor USCG 50 Ton since 1998 Certified Instructor

Contact

Email: alan@islandsailingclub.com,
Phone: 503 285-7765

My Personal Comment and Commitment to You

Growing up in a “water family” on the Chesapeake Bay, his Dad, a Champion Snipe sailor, and his Grandfather, a waterman, instilled into Alan a love of the water and boats. He placed second in his first sailboat race at the age of 8. He has sailed extensively back East on the Bay and the Sounds of North Carolina. “The creeks and bays were my backyard, my playground … my teachers”. Alan started working on our boats part time in 1993. He started teaching full time for ISC in 1997. He is a USCG licensed captain, a Certified Instructor, and is First Aid First Response Trained. He has trained hundreds of sailors some of whom have sailed the oceans, and a few who have gone on to become instructors. He is always willing to share his wit and wisdom with his fellow sailors and beams with pride when one of his pupils sets sails on their own.
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Feedback from Previous Students

Sheena S., , at 2019, Sep 24
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Benjamin G., USA, WA North Boneville at 2019, Sep 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Grant W., USA, OR Tigard at 2019, Sep 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Michelle J., USA, at 2019, Sep 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Malakai S., USA, OR Bend at 2019, Sep 04
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Bret M., , at 2019, Sep 02
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Steven K., USA, OR Lake Oswego at 2019, Aug 05
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
stacey S., USA, WA Vancouver at 2019, Jul 23
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
William B., USA, WA Beaverton at 2019, Jul 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Marcel J., USA, OR west linn at 2019, Jun 10
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Clarity S., USA, at 2019, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Jake S., USA, OR Lake Oswego at 2019, Jun 10
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Mark N., USA, OR PORTLAND at 2019, Jun 22
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Drew D., USA, OR Portland at 2019, May 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
JonAlan P., USA, WA La Center at 2019, Apr 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Roger A., USA, OR Portland at 2019, Apr 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Julie D., USA, OR Portland at 2019, Apr 02
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Steven G., USA, WA WOODINVILLE at 2019, Mar 25
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Jerry F., , at 2019, Mar 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Mark B., USA, OR Beaverton at 2018, Oct 27
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Ximing S., USA, at 2018, Nov 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Tom F., USA, at 2018, Oct 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Russell K., USA, OR Troutdale at 2018, Aug 21
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Anita M., USA, WA Camas at 2018, Aug 22
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Jacob R., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Aug 24
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Thomas H., USA, OR Lake Oswego at 2019, Jul 21
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Christopher B., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Aug 20
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Tammie K., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Oct 01
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Karen H., USA, OR Bend at 2018, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Mike L., USA, OR Sublimity at 2018, Jun 24
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Kyle B., USA, at 2018, May 03
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Mark N., USA, OR Portland at 2018, May 04
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Vitas W., USA, OR Portland at 2019, Feb 03
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Mark N., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Mar 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Richard M., USA, WA Battle Ground at 2018, May 04
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Wayne M., USA, at 2018, Mar 15
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Christopher D., USA, WA Vancouver at 2018, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Calden C., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Feb 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Arthur "Dow" W., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Feb 13
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Justin R., USA, WA Vancouver at 2017, Nov 13
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Jeffrey B., USA, OR Scappoose at 2017, Nov 16
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
David C., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Oct 23
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Lisa L., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Aug 23
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Jacob L., , at 2017, Sep 19
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Alice M., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Sep 04
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Jim S., USA, OR Portland at 2018, Jun 11
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Colin B., USA, OR Salem at 2017, Aug 14
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Jeffrey W., USA, OR Portland at 2018, May 07
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Timothy D., USA, OR Bend at 2017, Aug 19
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Larry S., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Jul 11
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Brian C., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Jul 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Jonathon P., USA, WA Tacoma at 2017, Jul 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Dale C., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Jul 10
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
JOHN B., USA, OR PORTLAND at 2017, Jun 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Carisa B., USA, at 2017, May 16
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Michael M., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Nov 02
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Kenneth T., USA, at 2017, May 18
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Rosemary M., USA, OR Beaverton at 2018, Jul 16
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Diana H., USA, WA La Center at 2017, Jun 08
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Debra B., USA, OR Portland at 2017, May 16
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Bruce F., USA, at 2018, Feb 13
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Jim T., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Apr 17
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Brian P., USA, OR Lafayette at 2017, May 05
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Dan G., USA, OR Bend at 2016, Nov 26
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Terri L., USA, OR Tigard at 2016, Oct 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Teresa C., USA, WA Washougal at 2016, Oct 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
James B., USA, PA Pittsburgh at 2016, Nov 23
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Kevin R., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Nov 02
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Nathaniel P., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Nov 28
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
John D., USA, WA North Plains at 2016, Nov 23
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Lisa B., USA, WA Vancouver at 2016, Oct 25
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Travis E., USA, Portland at 2017, Jul 01
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
John B., USA, WA Vancouver at 2016, Oct 24
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Cathy H., USA, at 2016, Oct 03
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
William B., USA, OR Portland at 2017, Feb 08
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Joe M., USA, OR Sandy at 2016, Sep 30
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Carlo N., USA, at 2016, Sep 28
Practical Competence of Skipper (small keelboat) Rank - by Island Sailing
Anders H., USA, WA Olympia at 2017, May 25
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Timothy M., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Sep 29
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
George C., USA, WA Kirkland at 2016, Sep 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Mark T., USA, WA Bothell at 2016, Sep 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Richard H., USA, WA Mill Creek at 2016, Sep 12
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
Philippe T., USA, MO O Fallon at 2016, Oct 07
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
Birgit K., USA, OR Portland at 2016, Sep 17
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Tamsin L., USA, OR Beaverton at 2018, Sep 25
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
Tony S., USA, at 2016, May 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
Steven P., USA, at 2016, May 31
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
JOHN B., USA, OR PORTLAND at 2016, Sep 28
Practical Competence of Skipper Small Keelboat (24ft, 7m) Rank - by Island Sailing
Joshua J., USA, WA Seattle at 2018, Jan 28
Practical Competence of Skipper Rank - by Island Sailing
aj B., USA, WA Auburn at 2016, Sep 30
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing
John H., USA, OR Aurora at 2015, Jun 29
Practical Competence of Bareboat Charter Master Rank - by Island Sailing