Meet Your Instructors

This Internet course was designed, written and illustrated by Warren Chafe and Eric Calvert, two Ottawa-based boating and navigation instructors. Both are CYA-certified with many years of teaching experience.

Warren Chafe

Warren began teaching in the early 90s with the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. He's now CYA-certified to teach basic outboard and power boating, learn to cruise, intermediate cruising and coastal navigation. He's taught in the British Virgin Islands and on Lake Ontario. Warren is currently refitting his Westsail 32 and planning a circumnavigation of the Atlantic.

Eric Calvert

A scriptwriter by trade, Eric is certified by the CYA to teach cruising, boat safety, and coastal navigation. His other teaching experience includes a college-level course in writing for television. Eric tries to balance his love of sailing between cruising aboard charter yachts — most recently on Lake Huron's North Channel — and racing Vindaloo, his Shark 24.


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