Captain Jack Sampson

Jack Sampson grew up sailing on Lake Erie.  He taught sailing and raced sailboats at several venues regionally and nationally.  After college, he was on active duty in the US Navy and served as officer of the deck on a destroyer that provided naval gunfire support during the Viet Nam war and circumnavigated the world.  Besides sailing he enjoys fishing and has owed several fishing boats and sailboats.  Jack was a volunteer crew for a season on the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware’s tall ship.  He is a USCG licensed Master captain with sailing and towing endorsements.  He is approved by the USCG to teach OUPV and Master’s Upgrade courses and certified by The American Sailing Association to instruct basic and advanced sailing courses. With over 50 years of experience operating boats up to 50 feet, he teaches sailing, navigation, USCG courses, does charters and yacht deliveries.