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Experienced Sailing Instructors at Floridaze Sailing - Bob Patroni

Instructor: Bob Patroni

Over 45 Years 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.

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.

Experienced Sailing Instructors at Floridaze Sailing - Bob Kriegle


  • 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.

Experienced Sailing Instructors at Floridaze Sailing - Rick Zern
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