A New Blog About Living Aboard in Miami from a “Couple” of ASA Sailing Instructors

Captains Derrek and Stephanie are sharing some of there thoughts about life on a sailboat on a new blog. Living next to South Beach and Sailing in Biscayne National Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is really a pretty fun version of “living the dream”. We are thrilled to work with them, especially when we get customer comments like this;


Good day Harold,
Donna and I are now back home in Pennsylvania from our week long sailing adventure with Stephanie and Derrek.  We can’t believe it’s over already.  We want you to know we had a fantastic time and learned so much from Stephanie and Derrek.  They have a huge skill set not only with sailing, but with teaching, mentoring, advising and making us feel welcome and comfortable.  Their level of experience, maturity and professionalism is greatly appreciated.
Our week was filled with learning, getting our confidence level up and working on the necessary skills for our certification goals.  We appreciate all that Stephanie and Derrek have done for us and I’m especially grateful in how they were able to keep us at ease (relatively speaking) and elevate our skills allowing us to confidently demonstrate what was learned.  I could see Donna’s progression to the point of her showing command of managing the vessel.
We highly recommend Stephanie and Derrek as ASA instructors and have absolutely no hesitation in utilizing their services in the future. You have two winners in Stephanie and Derrek.  If they were part of my staff I, personally, would do what it takes to keep them.  This trip and learning experience truly exceeded our expectations.
Thank you for offering a concept that works for couples.  It did for us.  We hope to continue our relationship with Island-Dreamer for further ASA certifications as well as future charters.  Please feel free to use any/all of this review on your website and advertising materials.  We hope to see you again in Annapolis this year.
Paul and Donna W.
ASA sailing instructors for island dreamer sailing school

Cruising in the Bahamas

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