We will be adding our Harbor Sailboats staff here soon.
Meet Harbor Sailboats Captain’s & Crew
Captain Don Rock
Don started sailing in San Francisco over twenty years ago and “the illness” as he likes to call it, took over quickly. Don and his wife have been living aboard a Discovery 37’ for 14 years now, getting it ready to go cruising. He ran his own business for over twelve years working on boats from the top of the mast to the bottom of the keel. He is now a top ASA instructor, licensed skipper and certified diver. He feels at home when he’s on the water and plans on cruising the world with his wife someday in the near future.
Captain Clint Najera
Clint Najera got his start on the water when he was 8 years old and hasn’t looked back. He started with Harbor Sailboats as the Sailing Director and has been a part of the operation in one form or another since the late 1980’s. Equipped with his poignant sense of humor and love of the water, Clint has traversed over 100,000 sea miles in such places as the Caribbean, Tahiti and Mexico. Clint is a passionate ASA Certified instructor and licensed USCG Captain, and the perfect addition to any charter or sailing course.
Captain Ed Brunjes
My first sailing experience was in the summer 1969 and needless to say I caught the bug but was unfortunately land locked for nearly 13 years . Around 1996 I re-caught the bug and began sailing again in a Cal 29 (good boat to learn in). In my Cal I ventured as far south as Isla Guadalupe and north to the Channel Islands, and all points between. Around 1999 I traded up to a the ever popular Islander 32. In this boat I really stretched out and made trips south to Mexico, north to Central California and to Hawaii in 2012.
I have been a sailing instructor for about 9 years and am an instructor evaluater with the ASA. I hold teaching certificates for ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 110, 111, 114, 117, 118, 120 and 121. I’ve also held Instructor Qualification Clinics throughout Southern California and as far away as Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. I hold a 100 ton Master’s Certificate with the USCG and look forward to sharing a day with you on the water!
Captain Randy Close
Randy Close, a former Oceanside Firefighter, comes from a family of boaters and has spent much of his life aboard both motor and sailing vessels of various sizes. Randy prides himself on his professionalism and sailing expertise like basic ship-handling, docking, deck skills, safety procedures and much more. Randy enjoys captaining leisure sails, including private or corporate parties, as well as instructional sails with the goal of passing along his passion for the water.
Captain Aaron Berco
Aaron Berco is California native whose childhood revolved around wakeboarding, surfing, and waterskiing. After moving to San Diego, Aaron decided to travel and have some fun working on, and living aboard, a Scuba Diving boat traveling up and down the coast of California and Baja. Ten years later, sailing, yachting and diving has become his career. As an ASA certified instructor, USCG licensed skipper and Certified Rescue Diver, Aaron makes it his mission to spend as much time on, in or below the water as possible.
Captain Jamie Durward
Jamie Durward is a USCG licensed skipper and the definition of a Man of the Sea. With over 25 years of recreational and competitive sailing experience, Jamie has traveled the world in search of new waters and experiences spanning from New Zealand to Mexico. As an ASA certified instructor, Jamie enjoys sharing his passion for sailing to new sailors as well as experienced sailors looking to sharpen their skills.
Captain Allan Glick
Allan Glick started sailing as a young kid and immediately developed a passion for it. After a lifetime of sailing modern yachts, Allan is thrilled to be sailing and skippering traditional old sailing ships, which only expands his already impressive maritime resume. He truly enjoys being a sailing instructor and chartering captain and relishes the opportunity to share his enthusiasm and lifelong experiences, ultimately helping others achieve their own sailing goals.
Captain Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs first started sailing as a midshipman at the US Naval Academy. He retired from the US Navy in 2006 after commanding a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, and teaches at San Diego universities in international relations and national security. The Navy ignited a life-long passion for Mike in the sport as a sailor and an instructor. Mike is an exceptional ASA certified instructor covering basic to advanced courses and enjoys sharing his knowledge and skills with others.
Captain Keith Ericson
Keith Ericson is a former Operations Officer and Navigator for the US Navy and a current American Sailing Association (ASA) Certified Instructor, Skipper, and Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Certified Diver. Qualified to teach ASA courses from 101 to 104, Keith is passionate about educating current and future sailors.rs.