Captain Ed Prokop grew up around the Washington D.C. area and Annapolis. He started sailing as a teenager at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Crewing for Races and racing in the Chesapeake Bay. Came in 4th in the J-30 World Competition Race in the 70s out of Annapolis. He raced against the Naval Academy in Rainbows with much success while attending Univeristy of Maryland Chemical Engineering School.
After a career in the corporate world in engineering and business, he did a mid-life career change and became a Merchant Marine. Set off to sea to obtain his sea time for his captain's license. After 3 years of sea time, obtained his Near Coastal Captain's License and Able Seaman's certification. Not satisfied with just that, he obtained my commercial pilot's license and also instruct as a flight instructor, instructing instrument flight and advanced pilot licenses.
He enjoys playing music with his saxophone, flute and a piano with the local community college jazz ensemble in his spare time.
He now teaches flying and sailing on a part-time basis. He is an ASA qualified instructor at South Coast Sailing Adventures.