The Crew

Captain MichaelCap’n Michael is the owner of East Carolina Sailing and Boat Bumz.  He holds a USCG Master’s license with Sailing Endorsement and has been on and around boats all his life. He has spent the last few years sailing the sounds of North Carolina, Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean.  Since October of 2010 he has logged more than 10,000 miles and spent more than 400 days at sea. Delivering boats  from Maine to Tortola and playing Charter Captain from New Jersey to Key Largo, on sailboats ranging from a 31′ sloop to a 72′ ketch.  He is an ASA and US Sailing Certified Instructor and is dedicated to teaching you the art of sail.

In his former life he was the Technology Director for a public school system in North Carolina and has spent 20 years teaching adults. This experience allows him to tailor lessons to each individual student’s needs and his laid back style and patience ensures you will learn how to sail while having a fun and safe time on the water.

When he’s in North Carolina he lives on his boat which is currently in port in New Bern, NC.  A cruiser at heart,  he is working on plans to extend East Carolina Sailing’s season into the winter by relocating the school to the tropics when it turns cold. Follow his adventures at Boat Bumz