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 Meet our Sail Director.


Rob Rackliff has been with our program for fifteen years. He came to us with a boatload of experience and credentials. His sail log began in the local waters of Long Island sound expanding and then ranging out to Montauk Block Island, the Vineyard, Buzzards Bay and up through Portland ME. Eventually he had the opportunity to sail both coasts of Florida from Fort Myers to Tampa, including bareboat chartering the East Coast to include Hawks Channel cruising in and around some of the many Florida Keys. Lastly, he skippered and explored a small patch of tropical waters in the Caribbean, namely the warm waters of the USVI’s and the BVI’s.


After 2002, retired from UConn, he approached SailCTAccess to join their terrific sail program. He was tasked to teach sailing and work with individuals with special needs. He presented the SailCtAccess board with some solid boating potential. Successfully completing the coursework for Captain’s license at the Northeast Maritime institute he was awarded his USCG merchant Marines officer potential‘s in 12/2002 being sworn in at the Coast Guard station in New Haven. This is a 100 ton offshore credential.  He followed up at the Vineyard Maritime Company 04/2003 to receive a USCG sail and towing endorsement.  Lastly he passed the requirements to receive his FCC Marine Radio Operators Permit in 05/2003.


Today Rob is the President of SailCtAccess and keeps the program going. Managing all the requests from organizational groups and private parties, ensuring that

each person has completed their required forms, required registration forms, and daily sailing logs while ensuring that all of the SailCtAccess boats are in full working order and prepared for all safety, weather and passenger conditions, you will also find  Rob constantly looking for, or training new staff. a  Its a tough job, thankfully, Rob's on it!

Do you share Rob's passion for sailing and helping others experience the best of Connecticut. Please contact Rob at the phone or email below.

We trust you’re in good hands with our Sail Program Director.  So come sail with Rob and our members to include our great staff a dedicated skippers, mates and volunteers.

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