Captain Mike Bastin
Mike is a licensed US Coast Guard
Master and certified American Sailing Association
sailing instructor. He was born and raised in
Australia and living on the coast of this dedicated
sailing nation it is no surprise that he developed a
deep love of the sea. Mike was given his first
sailboat (a sabot) at the young age of 7 and
currently has over 40 years of sailing experience.
In 1994 he came to the USA from Australia for two
years to teach and help direct the sailing program
for YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, WI. In 2002 he
became an instructor for Northern Breezes Sailing
School on Lake Minnetonka and in 2012 will be
heading up the new Duluth branch of the school.
When not teaching he and his family like to take
sailing vacations and have sailed in locations as
diverse as the British Virgin Island, the English
Channel, the Australian Whitsunday Islands and
Mike holds American Sailing Association instructor
ratings in Basic Small Boat, Basic Keelboat, Basic
Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal
Navigation and Radar.