Samuel Hodges

Samuel Hodges or Sammy as all sailors like to call him, loves sailing as you can see by the smile on the picture above (first sailor on the right), and loves to share his wealth of knowledge. He will be here in Cabarete, February, March and April 2017 to kickstart the Opti program. For anyone who wants to learn how to sail dinghies, or improve their Laser skills this is the opportunity for you.

To contact coach Sammy please send an email to:

Here are some details about Sam:

  • Program Director and Head Coach of Charleston Community Sailing
  • Former US Collegiate sailor
  • Active racer in several classes including:
  • Laser, Thistle, Lightning, y-flyer, j/24, j/70 and PHRF

2016 Highlights Include:

  • Charleston Race Week 2016 PHRF 1st Place: tactician and alt helmsman 
  • J/24 North American Championship 2016 10th of 46: bowman 
  • 2016 Thistle US National Championship 7th of 58: Tactics and trimer
  • Taught over 350 new sailors over two months 
  • Coached a high school sailing team to their first state championship