USCG Captain Lee Pierce

Capt. Lee is a 100 tons master certified US Coast Guard captain who has over 30 years sailing experience including 23 years as an ASA instructor.

He has sailed and raced from the Chesapeake Bay to the Caribbean, from San Diego to Hawaii and from California through the Panama Canal. Sailed 3 months in the Mediterranean from Barcelona to Tel Aviv, and everywhere in between.  

Lee Pearce is a 10 times recipient of the ASA (American Sailing Association) Outstanding Instructor award

He has also served as 1st mate on an ocean going tugboat on the Mississippi River and out to the Gulf of Mexico.

More than anything else, Lee enjoys teaching, building confidence in the beginner, as well helping the experienced sailor.

ASA Outstanding School Award

Learn to sail San Diego has been a recipient of the ASA Outstanding school award 5 times 


Meet Capt. Lee Pearce


U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain Award Winning ASA Certified Instructor

ASA Instructor Award

Captain Lee Pearce has earned the Outstanding ASA Instructor award 10 times

Yachtman of the year

Captain Lee Pierce received the 2004 Yachtsman of the Year award by the Cortez Racing Association