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Are you ready to own your vacation and embark on a transformative adventure? Through our partnership with the International Sail and Power Academy (ISPA), chart your course to the world's most spectacular sailing grounds and discover the hidden treasures of the sea.

Salish Sea & Sea of Cortez: Challenge and Exploration Await

Conquer the dynamic Salish Sea, known for its wild beauty and exhilarating challenges. Then, unwind and explore the Sea of Cortez, a paradise teeming with marine life and secluded coves begging to be discovered.

Embark on a voyage of discovery! As you explore our site, uncover exclusive member experiences, hidden destination gems, and unlock the secrets of mastering the sea.

The Path to Mastery

Adjust your sails to adventure. Own your vacation. Our ISPA-accredited courses are your key to unlocking endless possibilities. From our beginner-friendly "Charting Your Course" program to advanced certifications, gain the skills and internationally recognized credentials to confidently sail anywhere.

Your Adventure Starts Here

With My Own Sailboat, your journey begins with:

  • Skill-Building Adventures: Cruise & Learn vacations in breathtaking destinations
  • Community Connection: Join the Orca Pod for exclusive events and camaraderie
  • Dream Charters: Our mentorship guides you from student to confident charter client


      My love affair with the sea began on the rugged shores of Prince Rupert, BC. The ocean has been my playground, my teacher, and my constant source of inspiration. After a successful career in hospitality and business, I returned to my first passion: sailing. My mission is to share the thrill of harnessing the wind and the profound sense of freedom that comes from mastering the sea.

      With a blend of coastal know-how and extensive global sailing experience, I'm dedicated to providing personalized instruction that empowers you to confidently chart your own course. My teaching style is relaxed yet focused; we'll learn from the wind, the waves, and the unique challenges and joys of the cruising lifestyle. Whether you dream of exploring the world's most idyllic coastlines or skippering your own charter adventures, I'm here to guide you every step of the way.

      My certifications, including a Transport Canada SVOP Captain's license and my role as an ISPA Offshore Master Affiliate School, underscore my commitment to providing world-class training. I hold credentials from numerous respected organizations like International Yacht Training, American Sailing Association, Sail Canada, and more. This depth of knowledge allows me to tailor my teaching to your individual needs and goals.

      Ready to transform your travel dreams into extraordinary sailing adventures? Join me, and let's discover the hidden coves, vibrant cultures, and unforgettable moments that await you on the open ocean.