Who We Are

Our Philosophy: Learn boating and have fun at the same time!Boating_Picture_F

SEA SENSE, the Sailing and Powerboating School, is owned and operated by professional women boaters, and has been in operation since 1989. Most of our scheduled courses are for women only, but in our specially arranged and custom courses we happily teach women, men, families and groups. We’re proud of our dedication and purpose of teaching sailing and powerboating, we’re serious about our emphasis on teaching safe boating safely and we’re pleased to pass on to you our love of being on the water. Learning about boating Increases your confidence and then the fun begins.

SEA SENSE offers a wide variety of courses to meet your needs, whether you are a beginner or an experienced hand. We offer a great selection of classes in some of the premier cruising areas of the world. We teach in Florida, New England, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, San Francisco Bay, the Pacific Northwest and along the Intracoastal Waterways. International classes may include the Bahamas, the Caribbean Islands, Greece, France, Italy and Tahiti. Picture yourself at the helm in any of these beautiful places!

It has always been part of our philosophy that knowledge is the best investment you can make for your own peace of mind. That emphasis becomes more apparent as many states and insurance companies require boat operators to take boating courses. Do yourself a favor and invest in your own education – for the safety of yourself, your crew and your boat!


About_Us Captain Carol CuddyerCarol has been in love with boating for as long as she can remember, and for over 20 years has spent more time on the water than on land. Carol has a U.S. Coast Guard Masters license for vessels up to 100 tons, and is a fully certified Emergency Room Registered Nurse. She has taught on boats large and small, power and sail, on waters across the world. Carol loves teaching and is thoroughly convinced that the best way to see the world is by boat! So much water, so little time!

Captain Patti Moore

Patti learned boating as an adult and has been hooked on it for over 30 years, holding a Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters license. She has lived aboard sail and powerboats and cruised extensively. Sharing her knowledge with others in the teaching environment of SEA SENSE lets her have the best of all worlds – doing something she loves on a boat on the water! Her personal philosophy is, “Do what you love, love what you do!”



Our Instructors are carefully selected and screened and are highly qualified Coast Guard licensed captains and experienced boat handlers. They love boats and being on the water. All of them have proven that they share our philosophy and our dedication to teaching, and enjoy passing along their experiences to you.

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