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Instructors / Captains
Captains/ ASA Instructors

Captain Ralph Lamb is a USCG-licensed captain and an ASA-certified sailing instructor. Ralph won ASA's Outstanding Instructor Award in both 2003 and 2008, and is one of the most knowledgeable sailors on the Gulf Coast. He really enjoys helping sailors new and old get the most from their sailing experience. Years in the yacht brokerage and delivery business have given Ralph a real appreciation for what fun and excitement sailing can provide. Capt. Ralph is certified to teach Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Navigation, Catamaran/Multihull Cruising. Capt. Ralph is also available for private lessons.

Captain Lucy Newman is a USCG-licensed captain and an ASA-certified instructor. She has been sailing and racing for over 30 years. Captain Lucy learned how to sail as a young girl on inland lakes and the Atlantic Ocean on the Southeastern seaboard. As an adult she has owned various sailboats and sailed on the Great Lakes, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean, The Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. She lived aboard her own sloop for over ten years. She raced in the Charleston to Bermuda Race in 2003, Harvest Moon Regatta in 2006, Race to the Border in 2009, and several other offshore events. Her passion for sailing and years of experience have contributed to her earning the 2006 ASA "Outstanding Instructor" award. Captain Lucy is committed to her profession and will devote as much time as possible to help anyone who wants to learn how to harness the power of the wind. She is certified to teach Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Navigation, Advanced Coastal Cruising, Catamaran / Multihull Cruising, Basic & Advanced Celestial Navigation, Marine Weather, and Docking Endorsement. Capt. Lucy is also available for private lessons. 

Captain Rob Sherrill is a USCG 100 ton Master Captain and an ASA-certified instructor.  He began sailing over 38 years ago. Although he moved to powerboating for some time, his love for sailing brought him back to spend extensive time on the water as a sailor about 15 years ago. He is certified to teach Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, and Coastal Navigation and also holds a Radar Endorsement. He enjoys teaching and being out on the water because it keeps him sharp and he learns something new almost every time he goes out with students and fellow sailors.  Though he doesn't consider himself "hard core," Captain Rob enjoys racing and has raced extensively on Galveston Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and The Gulf of Mexico. His ultimate goal is to retire, sail to the islands, and instruct when he needs some money to repair his boat or buy food and beverages.

Captain Terry Grover started sailing with his family at 8 years old on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas.  Captain Terry holds a USCG 50-ton Master Captain's License and is an ASA-certified instructor for Basic Keelboat, Basic and Advanced Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Navigation and Multihull/Catamaran Cruising. He also holds a specialty Docking Instructor endorsement from the American Sailing Association. In 2016, Terry captained a 54' Jenneau Sun Odessy monohull as part of the annual South Coast Sailing BVI Flotilla. Just this past summer he helped deliver a catamaran from the BVIs to Kemah, Texas.

Captain Michael Glass grew up sailing on Corpus Christi Bay in South Texas.  He is a USCG-licensed Captain, ASA-certified instructor and experienced delivery captain. Throughout a 25 year career in the US Navy, when not driving ships, Captain Michael sailed at every opportunity. After retiring from the Navy, and no longer content to be confined to the Deep East Texas woods, Captain Michael returned to his love of sailing. Captain Michael truly enjoys sharing his love of the water and of sailing.

Captain David Damm, “Cap’n Dave” is a US Coast Guard-licensed captain, ASA-certified sailing instructor, and a charter and delivery captain. A full time “live-aboard” sailor, Captain Dave loves being on the water and sharing the experience with others through teaching.  Captain Dave is certified to teach Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering and the Docking Endorsement course and is also available for private lessons.  When not sailing, he enjoys skydiving and is a licensed pilot.

Captain Octavio Frisoli  is a USCG-licensed captain and an ASA-certified instructor. He started his sailing career in Venezuela when he began racing over 10 years ago and fell in love with the sport.  He has extensive experience teaching kids to sail.  Captain Octavio is certified to teach Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Multihull/Catamaran Cruising and the Docking Endorsement course.  He loves racing and that's what keeps him sailing.

Captain Michael Clark is a USCG-licensed captain and an ASA-certified sailing instructor. He is certified to teach Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, and Coastal Navigation. Capt. Michael won ASA's Outstanding Instructor Award in 2010. He was one of our lead instructors in our 2006 BVI Flotilla / Combo class. It is hard to get Capt. Michael to come back to the dock, because he loves to teach and loves to sail.

Captain C.D. Sharp is a USCG-licensed captain and has been an ASA-certified sailing instructor for 16 years. Captain C.D. has participated in numerous regattas and is serious about his love for sailing. Captain C.D. is certified to teach Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising.  Captain C.D. won ASA's Outstanding Instructor Award in 2013.

Captain Craig Beimgraben is an ASA-certified sailing instructor. He is certified to teach Basic Keelboat (ASA 101), Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104), and Coastal Navigation (ASA 105).   He also holds a specialty Marine Weather Instructor endorsement to teach ASA 119. Craig is active in instruction, racing, club sails, and crewing offshore.  His motto is "Plan, Prepare, and Train --- Set a goal, and pursue it".  Craig is passionate about learning, and sharing knowledge with others.  Craig's YouTube channel is "CSB Sailing". Craig won the ASA's Outstanding Instructor Award in 2020.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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