Meet Our Instructors

Shala Lawrence

From her southern California base, Shala’s sailing, coaching and racing experience span the globe, including training for a Round the World record challenge aboard a 92’ catamaran.  She has sailed at the highest levels as both skipper and crew in both fleet and match racing.  In addition, Shala has 25 years experience as a sailing instructor, coach, and program director.  A keelboat specialist, she’s raced Etchells,  Catalina 37s, U-20s, Hobie 20s,  Sonars, GC 21s, and every manner of J-Boat.