St. Augustine Sailing staff members recognized as Outstanding Instructors


Rose Ann and Chuck Points, owners of St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises Inc. and Yacht Sales by Rose Ann, have announced that staff members Christopher DeHart and Mihai Cosereanu have been named Outstanding Instructors of the Year 2020 by the American Sailing Association (ASA).

DeHart and Cosereanu are ASA Instructors and U.S. Coast Guard Boat and Charter Master Captains who are licensed and certified to provide instruction and charter excursions for St. Augustine Sailing clients.

The award classification honors the top one percent of all active status ASA instructors as determined by instructor surveys that are submitted by students receiving instruction.

Of the 2,405 instructors in 2020 with active status, 980 taught at least one ASA class and were eligible for the award.

According to ASA, the organization honored more instructors than is customary due to the booming boating industry, boating instruction in high demand, ASA Instructors in short supply and instructors who were available to instruct during the pandemic.

Rose Ann Points said her company is proud of its certified instructors.

“We congratulate Chris and Mihai for their exceptional commendations,” she said. “Becoming an ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year requires great focus on being a dedicated sailing instructor for every student, in every class, on every day that you teach, week in and month out.”

St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises serves the community as a certified American Sailing Association Training Facility with a well-maintained fleet of best-in-class sailboats from 21 to 45 feet at the harbor-front office located along the Intracoastal Waterway and Matanzas River, near downtown St. Augustine and Vilano Beach. All captains and instructors at the business are certified by the American Sailing Association and are U.S. Coast Guard-licensed.

St. Augustine Sailing Enterprises Inc. is located at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, 3076 Harbor Drive. For further information, call (904) 829-0648 or go to   


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