She has been working as a sailing educator and charter yacht captain
since 1999. She
specializes in women’s,
couples and youth sailing programs. She
worked as a captain with the Boy Scouts
of America for ten years
in their live aboard sailing adventure program (Florida National
High Adventure Sea Base) and has lived aboard her own boat for 18
years. She has been featured in different articles and magazines
including Latitude and Attitude, La Vie Claire, Unwind, Waterfront
News, Bearings and is also featured in a coffee table book called Women
and the Sea.
Jenn has extensive coastal and blue-water sailing experience, including
an Atlantic Ocean crossing in 2006. Several solo sails to the Bahamas.
She has also sailed in the Chesapeake
Bay, the St-Lawrence Seaway in Canada and the Caribbean. Jenn is fluent in French, English,
and Spanish and enjoys all sorts of adventures including diving, fishing, singing, cooking and playing guitar.
CAPTAIN JEFF RIECKS
Jeff Riecks is a certified ASA instructor and currently holds
a US Coast Guard 50-ton Near Coastal Master’s license
with Sailing and Towing Endorsements. He has been working as
a sailing educator and charter/private
yacht captain since
2001. Prior to becoming a professional mariner Jeff spent many
years in the corporate world as a mechanical engineer and manager
in the government electronics, computers and information technology
Jeff has taught basic, intermediate and advanced sailing and cruising
to hundreds of adults and children and received the “2005 Outstanding
Instructor” award from the American Sailing
Association. He is our catamaran sailing instructor and In
addition to sailing, Jeff enjoys playing acoustic guitar, reading,
and working on electro-mechanical boat systems.
CAPTAIN GREG NORRIS
Greg is a United States Coast Guard certified Captain, as well as an American Sailing Association Instructor. Greg has spent years on the water, enjoying everything from sailing and boating to surfing and diving. He is looking forward to earning his first instructor of the year recognition with with the Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School.
Before beginning his career as a boat Captain Greg worked as Systems Engineer for a leading supply chain and logistics firm, as well as managing the locally renowned Ziggie and Mad Dog’s restaurant down here in the Keys. He enjoys just about anything he can get into, on the water or off.