Captain Jerry Blair has been sailing since he was 2 years old and has sailed extensively throughout the Northeast USA, and Caribbean and has undertaken several Trans-Atlantic crossings. He holds a 100 ton USCG Masters license and is also a NAUI Scuba Instructor and PADI Divemaster, as well as a US Sailing Instructor.
One of Jerry’s great loves is teaching and as an avid water sports enthusiast he enjoys sharing all his varied knowledge with friends and guests. Jerry teaches lots of SCUBA courses from first time resort courses to full or advanced diving certifications. His passion for the sea and all the creatures in it have led him in his spare time to become a director of Reef Guardians BVI, a coral reef conservation group, whose main goal has been battling the invasive Lionfish. Come along on Braveheart to hear about how and why the invasive Pacific Red Lionfish came to be such a menace in the Caribbean and help Jerry catch these beautiful but dangerous venomous fish and let him teach you all the interesting details about them.
After residing in the Caribbean Islands for 23 years on charter yachts, Jerry is a good source of local knowledge and history which ensures every trip is unique, fun and interesting. He is known to tell a few tall but funny charter stories as well. He is gregarious and loves meeting people..
USCG 100 ton Master Near Coastal Aux Sail Commercial Assistance Towing Document NAUI Scuba Dive Instructor Since 1993, PADI dive master since 1993 US Sailing Keelboat Instructor Owner/operator 50' Morgan sloop for term charter in Caribbean/Virgin Islands 1995 to 2007 Captain of "Braveheart" 58' Simonis catamaran sloop 2003 to present Several Transatlantic crossings delivering both my own boats as well as others Caribbean based running term charters since 1992