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         Rick Shearer

Rick has been sailing for 40 years and took his first sailing course in 1983 the same year that ASA was founded. Throughout this time, he has sailed many different sailing craft from sunfish and hobie cats, up to 50-foot monohulls. Rick sailed off the coast of San Diego for many years and since the late 1990ís throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. He has also chartered in the BVIs, Tahiti, other parts of the West Indies, and has sailed throughout the San Juan Islands on the west coast. He currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard captains license and is an ASA certified instructor for ASA 101 and 103. Rick and his wife currently sail on their Hunter 306 out of the Cambridge Maryland area.  

Rick is also a certified diver and holds both NAUI and PADI certifications. He has also taught skiing for adaptive ski schools and has taught many courses in the area of Adult Education and Distance Education for graduate students.  

Rick brings his joy for teaching and sailing to the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship and hopes to pass his excitement for the sport and the skills onto those who want to enjoy time on the water.


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