Underway Sailing

Sailing Director

Sailing Director: Vaughan JohansenExperience

Vaughan Johansen grew up sailing in the Thousand Islands of Lake Ontario. Having learned about good seamanship, positive communication and safety, Vaughan appreciates the challenges facing beginner sailors and helps them build the confidence and knowledge to overcome them.


A natural teacher and communicator, Vaughan has given courses in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territories. Since receiving his Sailing Instructor tickets in 2010, Vaughan has taught sailing courses in Basic keel boat sailing, Cruising and Navigation.

Vaughan has logged over 3000 miles teaching and sailing in the Pacific Northwest since 2010.

Check the Courses page for descriptions.