My name is Margaret Pommert. 

I'm a Pacific Northwest native, though I lived, worked, and sailed in many other parts of the country/world. 

I work in the local boating industry as a captain and instructor, and also actively volunteer to promote women and youth in boating, and boating safety.

While I work for or with many of the organizations listed here, the purpose of this website is not to sell you anything. Regardless of your budget, I hope you'll find resources here that will get you out on our local waters, having fun and being safe... following your boating dreams anywhere they take you!

Captain Margaret Pommert

Captain or crew

Race or cruise. Pacific NW or worldwide

Sail or power

Catamaran or mono-hull

Pacific NW boating advocate

Want you to have fun, be safe, on the water!

Certified On-the-Water and Classroom Instructor

US Sailing

  • Level 1 Small Boat 
  • Basic Keelboat 
  • Basic Cruising
  • Bareboat Cruising
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Coastal Passage Making
  • Performance Sailing
  • Cruising Catamaran Endorsement
  • REACH; STEM education

American Sailing Association

  • Basic Small Boat Sailing 
  • Basic Keelboat 
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Cruising 
  • Coastal Navigation 
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising
  • Cruising Catamaran
  • Docking Endorsement

US Powerboating

  • Basic Cruising Powerboat
  • Inshore Powerboat Cruising
  • Night Operations

Recreational Powerboating Assn.

  • Powerboat Classroom
  • Single Inboard Powerboat 

National Safe Boating Council

  • NASBLA approved Safe Boating 

US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

50 Ton Master, Near Coastal and Inland

Sail and Towing endorsements

Seattle Boat Show Women's University

2019 will be our 4th year of teaching this fun and very popular day-long course! Here's a video from 2017.

...whatever boat I'm on

With all the time I spend on boats, I'm often asked what my favorite boat is. My answer is always the same; "Whatever boat I'm on!"