Captains & Staff

Captain Tyler Martin

Photo Credit: Kerry Jacobs

Photo Credit: Kerry Jacobs

Currently based in Key West, Tyler regularly teaches classes with SPSC during the summer season. He recently upgraded from a Cape Dory 30 to a semi custom Gary Mull designed IOR race boat. Tyler came to sailing in his early twenties at Cal sailing Club in Berkley, California and was instantly hooked.  He bought his first boat and began living aboard and learning everything he could in 2008.  Tyler got his captain's license in 2010 while cruising the east coast and has been teaching and sharing his love of sailing ever since. 

Captain Kyle Jacobs

photo Credit: Kerry Jacobs

photo Credit: Kerry Jacobs

Kyle has been dedicated to the marine trades since high school. He trained to be a Marine Technician at Marine Mechanics Institute and worked for a Portland boat yard for over six years. Kyle started sailing in high school as well, when he bought his first boat (a $500 Chrysler 22) named “Juliette” and quickly became passionate about the sport.

Kyle and Tyler met by chance when Kyle sold a sailing dinghy to Tyler (a Paceship P-12). A friendship quickly formed between the two California natives and shortly after, Kyle bought Tyler’s first boat “Nomadic”, a Paceship Chance 32/28.

Kyle currently holds a USCG captains license with sailing endorsements as well as holding multiple ASA instructor certifications. Kyle participates in Centerboard Yacht Club's Wednesday night race series throughout the summer and fall on our Ensign.  If you want to talk sailboat racing, Kyle's your guy.  Kyle manages our fleet and also teaches select classes throughout the season.

Kerry Jacobs

Kerry joined the SPSC staff in 2014 as office administrator and is a competent sailor in her own right. She acted as first mate on a trip from Key West to Havana and participates in the occasional Wednesday night race during the summer. She keeps things organized, is dog mom to Chief, regular mama to a new little sailor, and also acts as our resident photographer.  If you schedule a class or have questions about our courses, Kerry will probably be the one you speak with. 

 

Chief Martin

Photo Credit: Kerry Jacobs

Photo Credit: Kerry Jacobs

Our best boy crossed the rainbow bridge on 8/30/18 at the ripe old age of 14. He spent countless hours on the dock, in the boatyard, and would never turn down a ride in a dinghy, although he was a terrible swimmer and hated getting water in his ears. Chief was a part of SPSC from the beginning and will always be a member of the crew.