On-The-Water Instructors

  • Debbie Dunne

In 1994 Debbie Dunne started at OCC by teaching and coordinating the At Risk Youth Sailing Program. Since then, she has taught Lidos, Shields, Keelboat and Racing classes as well as powerboat class.

Her love of sailing started at an early age in Newport Harbor. At age 15 she began teaching and racing at the Boy Scout Sea Base and was a sea explorer for ten years. After that she worked for various charter companies in Newport and San Francisco Bay. “Sailing, for me, is a total blast. Being able to teach an incredible sport in such a beautiful setting is a great bonus.”

Debbie holds a 50 ton U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license as well as a U.S. Sailing Small Boat certification and Basic Keelboat certification.

  • Marc Hughston

Marc took his first sailing lesson at age 14, on the island of Moorea, and he has been sailing ever since. As a sailing and cruising instructor since 1998, Marc has honed his expertise in anchoring and handling heavy weather. “I’ve had had the opportunity to visit the most sought-after west coast destinations under sail in the mildest and harshest of conditions, and one of the most satisfying experiences for me is helping others build the capabilities they need to do the same.” Marc regularly leads off-shore multi-day voyages to Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands. He teaches Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, and Bareboat Cruising Certification, and leads cruising seminars. His cruising guide entitled “Anchoring At Catalina: No Moorings? No Problem!” is the text for the 3-day cruise of the same name. Marc holds a USCG 100 ton Master’s license, and is a US SAILING and US POWERBOATING certified instructor.

  • Fortune Abor
  • Thomas Aguna
  • Robert Bents
  • Saylor Bents
  • Alex Boullon
  • Alain Bourgault
  • Jackie Cappellini
  • Zane Chang
  • Colleen Clay
  • Brad Gilreath
  • Berkeley Green
  • Kaelyn Ibold
  • Robert Jones
  • David Kitchens
  • David Laudenback
  • Steve Manns
  • Billy Miller
  • Chloe Nishanian
  • Karen Prioleau
  • Paul Prioleau
  • Deb Robinson
  • Garrett Romero
  • Cleo Sewehy
  • Kyle Starr
  • Lynn Thompson
  • Maureen Vild
  • Dwyn Wen
  • Greg Wisener