For Captain Chuck Koucky sailing is a passion as well as a career. Always choosing to live near a large body of water, he has a lifetime of experience (he began sailing at age 10). During the winter months he takes clients out for enjoyable sightseeing or sunset tours, or he offers sailing instruction. His summers are spent sailing on Alondra his 47’ Ketch with the Boy Scouts of America's out of Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida. He is a licensed captain and also a certified American Sailing Association Instructor.
Chuck has a Fine Arts Degree from Albion College in Michigan and is an award winning studio potter. When he is not teaching classes or making pottery at Koucky Gallery in Bokeelia, FL, his love is sailing. For the last four summers, Chuck has been teaching sailing at the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Sea Base in the Florida Keys. There he met Captain Margie and Captain Harold who were impressed with his calm, patient teaching style. They felt he would be a perfect fit for the “no yelling” approach used at Island Dreamer Sailing and invited him to join the school. His website