My name is Joel Taylor. I’m a certified Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail), and qualified as a Cruising Instructor under the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), Sail Canada/CYA (Canadian Yachting Association) and ASA (American Sailing Association) schemes. Sailing is my passion. There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting out on the water and teaching people the joys of sailing. 

I’ve been teaching both dinghy sailing and keelboat sailing to people for over a decade, with students of a wide range of ages and abilities. My students enjoy a tailored, personalized lesson plan that develops their strengths and works on things they may need more knowledge of. I believe very strongly in providing a fun and exciting, low stress learning environment.

Sailing is for everyone and one of my missions is to help those who think they can't participate in the sport to discover the freedom of being in control, on the water. I find working with people with physical and learning challenges to be very rewarding.

My specialties also include working with brand new boat owners and getting couples prepared to enjoy the cruising lifestyle. My students tell me they love the enthusiasm I bring to teaching sailing and really enjoy themselves. 

 

Certifications

Sail Canada/CYA Intermediate Cruising Instructor
ASA Cruising Instructor
PCOC Instructor
VHF Marine Radio Instructor/ROC-CM
Marine First Aid, CPR Level C
SVOP/MED A3

RYA Cruising Instructor (Sail)
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail)
Master of Yachts 200GT
STCW 78
Sail Canada/CYA Learn to Sail Coach:CANSail I-IV
Sail Canada/CYA Basic Cruising Instructor