Captain Stephanie Watkins grew up on a farm in Arkansas with hopes of sailing. She began her sailing odyssey at 16. Today, at 53, she is experienced with 10,000 hours of accrued sailing in the waters of US/British Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, Puget Sound, inland lakes of Oklahoma and the Great Lakes. Stephanie has tremendous empathy for the adult learner. Students enjoy her relaxed “no stress” teaching style. She maintains your safety while you learn sailing in an organic atmosphere of discovery; letting the boat and wind be your greatest teacher. Capt. Steph welcomes all experience levels into an atmosphere of positive energy, team building and adaptable teaching styles. Stephanie is an enthusiast of life with a passion for sailing, animals, yoga, the creative process and a healthy lifestyle.
Captain Stephanie Watkins holds a USCG Master 50-ton license, current CPR/First aid certifications and all credentials needed to meet the professional requirements set by the American Sailing Association. She has a Bachelors in Education as well and has taught Fine Art in public schools.
Quoted from a charter/student “Our Captain Stephanie was great–she was knowledgeable and made the whole trip a real pleasure-it could not have gone as well without her know-how, easy going approach and love for being on the water. Captain Stephanie was the perfect match for us.”