Frank Jones is a 13 year New Orleans “native” living with his wife and their two daughters in an uptown camelback shotgun. He was born on the shores of Lake Ontario and has been boating his entire life. He started sailing while living in Connecticut in 1988. He has obtained five American Sailing Association Certifications, as well as, a Moorings “Captain” designation certifying him to solo sail any boat anywhere in the world. Wishing he had more time to do so, Frank has sailed up and down the coast of California, around the Caribbean Islands, in Long Island Sound, on Lake Dillon outside Denver, on Lake Ontario, the Florida Keys, and most recently to Ranague Cay off the coast of Belize Central America. He currently keeps his 22 foot Chrysler Pocket Cruiser on Lake Ponchartrain where he can be found chasing the sunset whenever the time and winds allow.
The Boat "Irie"
You will be trained on the Chrysler 22 foot “pocket” cruiser - Irie. The weighted retractable keel and wide beam provide exceptional stability for a dry and safe sailing experience. In addition to meticulous standard maintenance, Irie was completely refurbished with new rigging throughout in 2010. Irie is rigged with a mainsail and genoa (jib) which are fully manual thereby providing students with experience in controlled raising and lowering of sails. The cabin is equipped with a portable head (toilet). The spacious open cockpit design provides sufficient room for sailors to safely and efficiently change positions during sailing maneuvers or just relax and sail. A bimini (cover) will be used to escape the heat and rain. Irie is also powered by a 6 hp Mercury four-stroke outboard motor purchased new in 2010.
We are now accepting registration forms for the 2015 Summer Sailing Course Sessions. Week long sessions are offered in June and July 2015. Space is limited and sessions fill quickly. Registrar early to secure a space. Visit our Summer Course page for details.
We provide private lessons year round from 9 am to 7 pm to fit your schedule. In our experience most students can obtain the skills from the one week group Summer Course in two Private Lessons. We offer discounts for couples "Private Lessons" and multiple lesson purchases. Visit our Private Lessons page for details.