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Capt. Robert Patroni

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    Instructor: Bob Patroni

  • Bob Patroni has over 35 years of sailing experience.
  • He has cruised in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic.
  • Robert holds a Captains license from the United States Coast Guard, as well as an advanced ASA instructor's license.
  • In addition to Robert's sailing credentials he has also taught Humanities on the College level for 17 years. He not only knows how to sail but he knows how to "teach" you how to sail.
  • Bob is also licensed to perform marriages and burials at sea.
  • Bob is the sole proprietor of Floridaze Sailing School.

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    Instructor:Bob Kriegle

  • Holds a United States Coast Guard Captain's License.
  • Bob has an advanced ASA Instructors License.
  • Bob has a PhD in Marine Biology.
  • Bob has thousands of miles of crusing experience.

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Sail at Pensacola Beach - voted "#1 Best Florida Beach" in USA Today's Reader's Choice contest.

    References: Phone Numbers available upon request.

  • Rick Zern - Sailmaker, Rigger, and Boat broker. Rick is one of Pensacola's champion sailors.
  • Hunter Riddle - Master sail maker from Schurr Sails of Pensacola. Hunter won the Soverel National Championship in 1988, 1989, and 1990. His sails are found on boats from Lake Michigan to Key West.
  • Tom Whitehurst - he represented the United States on International 470's in the 1976 Olympics. He has held multiple one design and PHRF championships. His forte is the Sunfish.