My name is Margaret Pommert. I'm a Pacific Northwest native, though I've 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 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 
  • Twin Inboard Powerboat

National Safe Boating Council


  • NASBLA approved Safe Boating 

US Coast Guard Licensed Captain

50 Ton Master, NC

Sail and Towing endorsements

...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!" 

Articles and blog posts from others about what I do


My published boating articles and photos .