Our Sailing Base

Come visit is in our Annapolis, Maryland location at the Port Annapolis Marina for the full Caribbean charter boat training experience. For more information, contact us here.

Port Annapolis

Our Instructors

Captain Donna Acquaro

Certified NauticEd Instructor

I have been educated as a Mechanical engineer and Marine Scientist specializing in physical oceanography. I have been sailing for 25 years and teaching sailing for over 15 years. I love teaching the fundamentals with my passion for sailing! My personality has been described as charming, warm, and easy-going.  I have friends who say that I am a great listener and a clear and inspiring instructor.

Growing up in New England gave me my love of the sea. After learning to sail I wanted to explore and experience new places. I am very adventurous and have taken advantage of opportunities to sail first, on vacations, and later as a professional Instructor.

Matt Talmage

Certified NauticEd Instructor

Matt is captain of Catamaran Sailing School and also owns a sailing school in the BVI. During these crazy Covid times, Matt has brought his Caribbean school to Annapolis to specifically train those wanting to go bareboat chartering. His impressive sailing resume includes captaining charter vessels in the Med, offshore racing, and teaching on both sides of Atlantic. With qualifications to teach sailing and power boating in RYA and NauticEd, this means there isn’t much Matt doesn’t know about teaching competence on the water!

Matt Talmage Sailing Instructor

Our Boats

Meet Abi Gale – Our Beneteau 50 Monohull


Meet Sweet and Salty – Our Leopard 44 Catamaran