Captain Jerry is licensed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), holding a 50 ton Master on Inland Waters and Great Lakes with Sailing endorsement. He has sailed extensively on Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in the U.S. and Canada. During the winter months he enjoys sailing the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
He is a Sailing Instructor with the American Sailing Association (ASA) he is certified to teach ASA 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104 (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation), ASA 106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising) and ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran)
He has also has completed the 200 ton RYA Yachtmaster course to be a licensed Captain in Europe and many Islands of the Caribbean. As part of this he holds a STCW certification safety course as required for international maritime service.