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Captain Don Doggett

Captain Don Doggett

​Owner, Visionary

Captain Don Doggett, owner of Sea Safaris Sailing School, grew up sailing inland lakes in northern Wisconsin. Over 20 years ago, he purchased his first sailboat on Lake Michigan – which was a 22 foot Southcoast – since then he has owned and operated a variety of boat sizes and models. Captain Don is an active and longtime member of Milwaukee Yacht Club and spends his time cruising the Great Lakes, racing regional sailboat regattas, and teaching adults how to sail.

Captain Don is known for his dedication to teaching adult sailing and liveaboard cruising courses throughout Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Southern Florida, and the Caribbean. Through years of teaching, Don has developed an acute understanding of why each student wants to learn how to sail and how to patiently work with students at their own pace.

He currently holds a USCG 100-ton Master Captains License and an ASA Instructor Evaluator. He offers all levels of ASA certifications and USCG Merchant Mariner courses, including Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV or 6-Pack) and Master Captains courses. He enjoys sharing his expertise to promote sailing and maritime skills at several organizations from the East Coast to the Mid-West.

Captain Angie Doggett

Captain Angie Doggett

Director, Marketing & Business Development

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Angie fell in love with Milwaukee and the marine/boating lifestyle. As a sailor, she has competed in a number of sailing regattas plus serves as a US Sailing PRO (Principal Race Officer) for local and regional events. She has a passion for teaching spouses/significant others/guests of boat owners what should happen if they find themselves "suddenly in command". She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience sailing with others. She has been trained as a first responder and maintains first aid and CPR certifications.

Captain Brian Kendzor

Captain Brian Kendzor

Lead Instructor

Captain Brian’s love for sailing developed during his Navy career in the 80’s & 90’s, where he served 15 years as a USCG- trained safety and survival specialist. Port Washington is his home port, but offshore is definitely his “happy place”.

Brian is a long-time member of the Port Washington Yacht Club, where he has served as the Fleet Captain for many years. He enjoys day sailing as well as longer journeys and participates in local and long-distance races throughout the season. Racing & cruising sailboats are definitely his passion, but sharing that passion with others, and watching sailors develop with him has become equally rewarding.

Captain Justin Gallion

Captain Justin Gallion


Captain Justin Gallion has more than 15 years of sailing experience on many different types and sizes of boats, from racing dingys to large keel boats on the Great Lakes, Atlantic Coast and Virgin Islands. Justin has been an ASA instructor at Sea Safaris Sailing School for several years and holds a USCG license. Having raced on across Lake Michigan for several years; he now enjoys teaching and sharing his experiences with newcomers and seasoned sailors alike.

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