Captain Christopher German is new to Oriental and NC. He hails originally from Connecticut where he grew up sailing on Long Island Sound with the Sea Scouts and spending many of his summers on the Outerbanks. After sailing from Maine to Florida last winter aboard a 141-foot schooner, he decided he would make Beaufort his new homeport when he returned to shore.
"Captain Chris", as his young students might call him, attended the US Coast Guard Academy but graduated from the Univesity of Connecticut in 1999. He spent 10 years working in news radio before deciding to move to Boston to earn his Masters degree and Captain's license. He has run more than 15 different sailing programs including founding a boating non-profit for low-income families in Bridgeport, CT. He is also a US Sailing Level 1, Keel Boat and Power Boat Instructor and was nominated as a national maritime hero for his work with inner-city youth in one of Connecticut's most underserved communities.
Christopher brings a great deal of energy and ideas to Oriental's School of Sailing and has some big shoes to fill as Captain Jim Nixon's replacement. Please stop in to see him at the school sometime and make sure to give us a like on our new facebook page.
Oriental's School of Sailing is the oldest continuously operating sailing school in North Carolina!