Instructor Audrey Allgood

Meet Sailing Instructor Audrey Allgood

“I love that sailors usually always come with a common love for the outdoors and appreciation of nature.”

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a Florida native, now a full-time sailor. I started my professional career after college as a middle school band director, and now get to continue my love of teaching by combining it with my passion for sailing! I love to share the simple joys that sailing and life on the water can bring with all my students.

Keelboats -or- Catamarans?


Local Sailing -or- Coastal/Charter Vacations -or- Deep Blue?

Deep Blue and Beyond

What’s your “Style” of sailing?

Adventure (new destinations & experiences)

Meet instructor Audrey Allgood - on the bow

What got you into sailing?

My love for the ocean and my desire to live on the water were my initial reasons for wanting to join the sailing community. Sailing seemed to be the most sustainable way to make my dream come true. So while still in college, I spent my summer lifeguard job savings on a 1979 Hunter 27 to learn. This turned into many more lessons on boat maintenance, anchoring, and dinghy outboards than it did on actually sailing, but it was my start!

What does sailing do (or has done) for you?

Sailing has allowed me to find a life I am truly passionate about living every day. I love that I get to “work” in nature every day and teach people about a skill or lifestyle I am so passionate about.

Most memorable sailing experience?

Sailing onto the Bahamas banks for the first time on my own boat, after having been many times on other boats, felt so special. It was a big accomplishment for me, at the time, to get my old boat ready for the short trip from Florida. Seeing the water and the horizon from my own helm gave it a whole new light.

What are a couple of your favorite sailing spots?

Exuma Bahamas for the amazing sandy bottom anchorages, and Abaco Bahamas for the abundance of anchorages near by.

What’s your favorite part about teaching sailors?

I love that sailors usually always come with a common love for the outdoors and appreciation of nature.

What advice would you give a new student about sailing?  An experienced sailor?

I would stress to a new student to take their time in their learning process and to actively practice their skills, even when they are not on the water. I would tell experienced sailors to also actively practice your skills! This can be learning new helpful knots to advance your knowledge, or practicing close quarter maneuvers on a windy day where you have space for error.

What is a random fact about yourself?

I have a boat cat named Davy Jones! He loves dinghy rides, shore adventures, and bird watching.

What’s on your sailing ‘bucket list’?

To sail my own boat across the Atlantic Ocean and back.

Learn more about Audrey or ask about instruction ›

Cheers!! Audrey and Davy Jones “hanging out…”


  • Grant Headifen

    My vision for NauticEd is to provide the highest quality sailing and boating education available - and deliver competence wherever sailors live and go.

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