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Local Sailing Instructor Wins National Award

Sailing, Inc. announces that Captain Randy Altermatt was named an American Sailing Association (ASA) “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” for 2017. He was among a national roster of 964 sailing instructors, who were eligible for consideration of this annual award, determined by student survey submissions in his 2017 classes.  He was ranked in the top twenty instructors, nationally.

Altermatt has a background in education, with a Master’s Degree in Public School Administration. He retired from a career as teacher and principal from the Mat-Su School District in 2000.  He immediately started teaching sailing in Seward at Sailing, Inc.  He has a USCG Captain’s License and Instructor Endorsement from ASA.  In 2010, he received an endorsement as an ASA Instructor Evaluator.  He has since trained new sailing instructors out of the Sailing, Inc. Sailing Academy.


Randy, and his wife, Deborah, own and operate Sailing, Inc., which offers ASA sailing instruction from basic to advanced levels. It is the only certified sailing program in Alaska.  Sailing, Inc. is also a dealer for several top USA sailboat manufacturers, Catalina Yachts, J Boats and Island Packet.  They also offer brokerage and limited bareboat chartering to experienced sailors.  Sailing, Inc. has been operating in Seward since 1975.  Contact:  sailalaska@sailinginc.com or 907.224.3160 for further information.



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