Captains & Staff
Captain Tyler Martin
As the owner and fearless leader of SPSC, Tyler has been working tirelessly to get his idea for an affordable and comprehensive sailing school off the ground. 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. With a dedicated and experienced staff behind him, Tyler will be focused on teaching courses, running charters, and passing on his passion for the sport to everyone he can.
Captain Kyle 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. If you want to talk sailboat racing, Kyle's your guy. There is a good chance Kyle will be your instructor for most introduction to sailing courses as well as Basic Keel Boat, and Coastal Cruising courses.
Kerry joined the SPSC staff in 2014 as office administrator and is going into her fifth season as a sailor. Last spring, she completed her first blue water sail, acting as first mate on an Oceanis 45. She keeps things organized, is dog mom to Chief, 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.
If you spend any amount of time with SPSC, you will likely meet Chief. Our unofficial mascot, Chief was born in Captain Tyler's closet almost 14 years ago (if you see him on July 6th, say a special birthday hello!) and has been tugging at heartstrings ever since. He loves romps in the woods, dinghy rides, neck scratches, wading in the ocean, and food of all varieties. His favorite place to visit by boat is Jewell Island. In his old age, he as developed a sweet tooth and can smell sugar from a mile away. Feel free to say hello if you see him!