Sailing Instructors

Norton’s Sailing School has some of the finest sailing instructors around. Our instructors believe that the Chesapeake Bay is the best classroom, and they make sure that you are out on the boat learning and experiencing rather than sitting at a desk.

 

Mike Grose

Teaches ASA 101 and 103

Mike completed his first sailing class (ASA 101) in 2000, on the Piankatank River. The compelling force of wind and water prompted him and his wife Joyce to move to Middlesex Count in 2002. Mike has a good knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay and can certainly assist with sailing itineraries, as well as vessel systems operation and vessel safety. His credentials include: Certified Sailing Instructor–American Sailing Association, Qualified Virginia Boating Safety Education Instructor, First Aid / CPR – American Heart Association, and Captain’s License – Master, including auxiliary sail,50 GRT, inland – USCG. Mike is also a staff officer with the Unites States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Mike Grose is also Norton’s Sailboat Charters Manager

 

 

Barry Newland

Teaches ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, and 118

Barry has been sailing for four decades, and is retired from the printing and aerospace industries. In addition, he is a USCG Captain 50 Gross Ton Master and Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries Boating Safety Instructor. Barry has also earned his ABYC Electrical and Red Cross First Aid/CPR certifications.

 

 

Steve Runals

Teaches ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, and 106

Retired from the Army after 30 years. Sailing for over 35 years; ASA certificated instructor for ASA 101-Basic Sailing, ASA 103-Coastal Cruising, ASA 104-Bareboat Chartering, ASA 105-Coastal Navigation, ASA 106-Advanced Coastal Cruising and Docking. USCG Captain 50 Gross Ton Master with 10,000 miles offshore sailing and completed ASA courses thru ASA 108-Celestial Navigation and Offshore Passagemaking; FCC Marine Radio Operator License, FCC Ham General License, First Aid/CPR Certified, Advanced Scuba License, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries Boating Safety Instructor.

 

 

Brad Sindle

Teaches ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, and 106

ASA certificated instructor for ASA 101-Basic Sailing, ASA 103-Coastal Cruising, ASA 104-Bareboat Chartering, ASA 105 Coastal Navigation, ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising, USCG Captain 50 Gross Ton Master, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries Boating Safety Instructor. Also, Brad has received recognition from the American Sailing Association as one of the “Top ASA Sailing Instructors” in the nation for 2005, 2006 and 2008.

 

 

Chip Powell

Teaches ASA 101, 103, 104, and 105

ASA certificated instructor for ASA101-Basic Sailing, ASA 103-Coastal Cruising, ASA 104-Bareboat Chartering, ASA 105-Coastal Navigation, USCG Captain 50 Gross Ton Master, First Aid/CPR Certified, Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries Boating Safety Instructor.