MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Bruce Penrod
Adult Training Chairperson
Bruce came to CGSC in 2008 after 34 years in public education and 25 years of sailing experience with an ASA Certification. Shortly after he was asked to consider teaching with Richard. In rapid order he got his US Sailing Small Boat Instructor, Level I Certification and started teaching the Sunfish Classes and Clinics. Next he worked for his Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification and started teaching the Basic Keelboat Classes. Then he added a USCG Captain’s License and US Sailing Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising Instructor Certifications and started teaching those classes on his boat and the club’s Beneteaus. Finally he added a USCG Master’s 100 Ton License with a Sailing Endorsement. He now teaches both the Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising Classes and Certification on his 40 foot sloop. These classes enable successful students to use the club’s Beneteau Fleet and charter a boat anywhere in the world
Richard Crisler
Basic Keelboat Instructor
One of our best assets at the CGSC is our Basic Keelboat Instructor, Richard Crisler. A Lifetime Member of 32 years with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Richard has multiple US Sailing Association Instructor Certificates: Basic Keelboat, Level #1 Dingy and Powerboat. He has taught and tested more than 2500 students with a very personal and amiable style. If you want to learn how to enjoy and be proficient in sailing, contact Richard or give him a call. You will be very glad you did!
Bud Price
Flying Scot Instructor
Past Commodore Bud Price has extensive racing experience with over 40 years in a Sunfish, Laser, Force 5, Mutineer, Day Sailor, J-27, SR-27, Hunter 29.5 as well as a Nelson Merik 36 and Corsair trimaran. US Sailing Certified for teaching level one small boat, keel boat , power boat and serves as an instructor trainer for US Sailing. Bud raced the Flying Scot in National Championships, competed in the Stoli Cup Miami to Key Largo 4 times and is a licensed captain. Bud hosts CGSC’s popular Wednesday Night Racing, has been a member of CGSC for over 20 years, and is the Flying Scot Fleet Representativ
Phil Adams
Sunfish Fleet Representative/ Sunfish Instructor
Heading up our Adult Sunfish Program is Phil Adams. He has many US Sailing Association Instructor Certificates: Small Boat Levels #1, #2, & #3 and also Basic Keelboat.