James Jenkins | Modern Sailing

James Jenkins


James’ sailing experience began at a New York high school that specialized in oceanography. He developed a thirst and love for the ocean and watersports when he joined his school’s boating club.

After moving to California in the early 2000s, he gained even more sailing experience at the Lake Merritt Boating center in Oakland, at OCSC, and several other sailing clubs. In 2014, he acquired his Captain’s License.

James’ appreciation for sailing was further realized after sailing in other regions including Asia, Europe, Central America, and the South Pacific.

Over the years, he has engaged in activities that have furthered his and other people’s experience, including, but not limited to:

  • Participation in multiple racing events including the Master Mariners’ Regatta as a volunteer with the Pegasus Project for a number of years, which invites youths with an opportunity to sail the bay.
  • Currently serves as the Chairman of the Oakland Boating Advisory Council at the Lake Merritt Boating center in Oakland.

James holds a USCG 100-Ton Captain’s License and has sailed both inland and along the western coast shore of the USA.

His biggest future goal is to participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

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    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

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