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Eric Jergenson - Small Craft Master

Captain, schooner Bowdoin

Captain Eric Jergenson is an MMA graduate of the Small Vessel Operations major, currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Adult Education from the University of Southern Maine.

While a student at MMA, Jergenson was a member of the dingy team and was active in many aspects of sailing at the Academy.

He has sailed aboard MMA’s schooner Bowdoin in positions ranging from Deckhand to Relief Master from points south of Boston to the Arctic,  since 20__, and was named Captain of the Bowdoin in Spring 2010.                                                                  

FEBRUARY 13-19, 2008
Captain Jergenson holds a USCG license for Auxiliary Sail Vessels upon Oceans and is a US SAILING Certified Coastal Passage Making and a Small Boat Level I Instructor. He is also an Instructor Trainer at the Basic Keelboat and Cruising levels within US SAILING.

As Small Craft Master, Captain Jergenson spends the Fall Semesters teaching sections of Basic Sailing, Intermediate Sailing, and Advanced Sail Vessel Handling.  Other courses include Seamanship Labs, and several summer courses including Boating on the Coast of Maine; a course for high school students, and Seamanship for Women through the Continuing Education Department.  Summers are when the training sessions for students take place, each session two weeks long, generally traveling to Nova Scotia with many ports in between.


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