Meet Our Instructors

Rod Favela

Rod’s racing experience covers the spectrum from Sunfish and dinghies to Vipers, J24s, Melges 32s, and Farr 39s, from small lakes to open oceans, as helmsman, tactician, and trimmer. A boat speed specialist, Rod has been coaching kids and adults in racing and cruising (as well as marine rescue). Most recently Rod has won regional championships in Sunfish and the North American Championship in Hobie 33’s. As owner of Vela Sailing Supply Rod is an expert on performance rigging and layout.


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