Captain Graham Humphrey

Graham has been sailing since he was around 8 years old. He learned how to sail on a sunfish off Cape Cod and raced in college on 420s. After college, he worked as a deckhand/educator on several tall ships including the pungy schooner Lady Maryland, where he sailed between Baltimore and Boston delivering education programs to gifted teens. Graham also taught sailing lessons on Herreshoff 12 1/2 one design keelboats at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI and US Sailing Basic Keelboat courses on J22s at the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore. He worked at several national park sites across the country where he developed and delivered educational programming for youth and adults.

After moving to Seattle in 2021, Graham served as the Sailing School Coordinator at SSC and has since transitioned to being a full time instructor, where he has taught up to week-long courses in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the Sea of Cortez. Graham is a USCG licensed Master 100 GRT inland, endorsed Auxiliary Sailing and is certified to teach ASA 101-104 and 118 classes. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking and traveling.


Graham is kind, thoughtful, patient and has an extensive amount of sailing knowledge and teaching experience that he generously shared throughout our two day lesson. He created a great learning environment and allowed our crew of 4 to work together harmoniously by making sure everyone tried each part of the “sail” and we then shared our knowledge with each other. We had an amazing 2 days together and I’m left ready to schedule my 103! Thank you Graham and Seattle Sailing Club for a safe, fun and excellent learning opportunity! C.S, ASA 101
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