MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Bruce Penrod
Adult Training Chairperson
Captain Bruce Penrod serves as the club’s Adult Training Chair, coordinating all of the adult classes and also is the Instructor for the Cruising Classes. He has a USCG Master Captain’s License with Sailing Endorsement and is US Sailing Basic Keelboat through Bareboat Cruising Instructor. In addition to teaching, Bruce has sailed for over 30 years aboard his boats, now a 40 foot very modern sloop, up and down the East Coast, around Florida, and the Bahamas. His classes have been enjoyed by hundreds of students, who have gone on to buy boats, use the club boats, and charter all over 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.
Danielle Barcillon
Keelboat Instructor
Sailing has been a source of fun and adventure in Danielle’s life for more than 30 years. She began crewing on race boats and then did a good bit of cruising throughout the Caribbean, French Polynesia, Europe and Florida. Eager to try her hand at the helm, Danielle completed certifications for Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising and Basic Keelboat Instructor, all at Coconut Grove Sailing Club. Along the way, she took up racing Flying Scot sailboats. You’ll find her to be a patient and encouraging instructor, who’s happy to share her passion for sailing and the outdoors.