Captain Stu Coleman

I am an enthusiastic, boat captain and sailing instructor with over1000 sea days above the water and over 300 dives below the water. I currently provide excellent sailing instruction and sailing charters in Santa Monica Bay.

Maritime Experience

Captain/Managing Director
Admiralty Sailing, Marina del Rey, CA
June 2013 – Present
Provide skippered charters to guests to provide an outstanding sailing experience on Santa Monica Bay.

Freelance Charter Skipper
Bluewater Sailing | Blue Pacific Boating
Marina del Rey, CA
June 2010 – June 2014
Skippered boats that have been bareboat chartered for Marina Del Rey brokers for guests to provide an outstanding sailing experience on Santa Monica Bay.

Scuba Instructor
Eco Dive Center, Los Angeles, CA
June 2010 – July 2011
Taught  PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water Courses as well as scuba refresher and private instruction.

Scuba Instructor
St. Thomas Diving Club – St. Thomas, USVI

April 2010 – June 2010
Served as mate on Dive boat and as scuba instructor, gave personalized service to resort customers in creating outstanding dive experiences. Taught PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Courses.

Dive Boat Captain/Scuba Instructor
Underwater Safaris – St. Thomas, USVI
Corinthian 45 – October 2009 – April 2010
As dive boat captain, responsible for up to 32 passengers and crew for Cruise Ship excursions and Marriot resort diver’s experience in St. Thomas, USVI. As Scuba Instructor, responsible for outfitting resort/excursion divers and conducting guided tours for certified divers and teaching DSDs (PADI Discover Suba Diving).

SV Reliance – Beneteau 331
2003 – present
As owner/skipper, over 600 days of racing and cruising with over 10,000 sea miles, including four 125 mile Newport to Ensenada Races. Recruited and trained crew and performed all maintenance.

SV Hawaiian Chieftain, 106’ TopSail Ketch
June 2009 – September 2009
12-week contract as Mate/Purser/Master Gunner sailing Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest on education sails, cannon battle sails, and family adventure sails. Responsible for ship’s budget and all cash accounting, crew training, sail handling, watch leading, navigation and ship’s maintenance.

SV Chasch Mer, Santa Cruz 50
May 2009
18 day delivery as part of 4-man crew from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to Long Beach, CA

SV Indy, Lido 14
January 2007 – April 2009
60 days as skipper of 2-person racing dinghy. Performed all maintenance and repairs.

Bluewater Sailing 2003-2008
ASA Sailing Instructor: 100 days teaching Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering.  Taught sailing on the following boats: Soling 27, Catalina 22, Catalina 27, Catalina 30, Catalina 36

SV Brig Lady Washington January 2007
Deckhand/Chanteyman/Educator: 15 days as volunteer crew on 200-ton tall ship setting and furling square sails, teaching school children the life of an 18th century sailor, and ship’s maintenance including sail mending, brass polishing and tarring the rigging.

SV Silver Fox 36’ Catalina 2001-2003
Foredeck Racing Crew: 90 days as foredeck/mast man including 2 Newport to Ensenada Yacht Races and return deliveries.

Mobile Phone: 323-314-2963

Current Location: Marina Del Rey, California

Email Address: stu@captainstu.com