Steve Saul

Steve has been an active sailor and boat owner for the past 25 years. After a three decade career in commercial real estate, he began his encore career as a sailing instructor in 2012. He is qualified to teach all US Sailing classes from Basic Keelboat through Coastal Passage Making. Steve holds a 50 ton Read More »

Paul Jones

Paul Jones began a very shaky sailing career on the lakes of Ohio and Michigan in his youth. Transformation occurred when he moved to San Francisco in 1970 where he began sailing every chance he could get. From there, he went to France and became a sailing instructor for two seasons at the French sailing Read More »

Stuart Hunter

A Minnesota kid (Northfield – “home of cows, colleges, and contentment”), Stuart spent summers sailing in Paul Bunyan’s foot prints, mostly on small centerboard boats and inland lake scows, with the occasional trip to Maine to show East Coast kids how to win races. After college, he completed a U.S. Navy Officer career which included Read More »

Wayne Shen

Wayne Shen started his boating experience at Lake Erie and Finger Lakes area while he was a graduate student at Buffalo, NY around 1990. In 1995, Wayne moved to San Francisco and began boating actively in the SF Bay and Delta area. He finished his formal sailing training in year 2000 at Club Nautique. Wayne Read More »

Dave Scott

In 2003, David joined club Nautique as an ultimate member, he took classes from power boating up through coastal passage making and many of the clinics. He shortly after went on for his coast guard license and began working as an instructor for Club Nautique. David has sailed and motored extensively around Florida, the Keys, Read More »

Thomas Perry

Thomas’ initial exposure to boating was as a kid in Michigan on power boats and many days standing by the shore dreaming of one day becoming a skipper. His love for the water originally brought him to the world of Scuba Diving for the last 27 yrs of which he holds the certification of Dive Read More »

Arnstein Mustad

Arnstein spent the summers of his youth working 20-hour days aboard fishing trawlers in the rough North Atlantic off the coast of Iceland. Realizing that this was not “yachting” he then turned his attention to various small sail and powerboats throughout the 1980’s. Later he joined Club Nautique as a member and continued his US Read More »

Kay-John Kavanaugh

Kay-John has been with Club Nautique for a long time! He started sailing at the age of 12 when he lived in Germany after his middle school teacher took him out on her family’s 33’ sloop. He was instantly hooked and from then on worked his way up from dingy racing sailor to become a Read More »

Aki Kaniel

Aki joined Club Nautique in 1984 as a member. He is a US Sailing certified instructor and Coast Guard licensed Club Nautique instructor. Aki has more than 10,000 ocean miles sailing experience. He cruised in Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji, Guadeloupe, Grenadines, Australia, Mallorca, New Zealand, Malaysia, Bahamas, Panama and Croatia. He sailed the West Coast from Read More »

Joe Brandt

Joe learned how to sail in 1976 at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California on El Toro sailboats. He sailed on the Bay with friends and family and joined a sailing club in the Oakland Estuary. He then joined Club Nautique. While he was a member of Club Nautique he and his wife did bareboat charters Read More »