Sailing School Instructors

Meet our Sailing School Instructors!

Our team of professional sailing school instructors know these islands and enjoy sharing them with our students! Scott and Chris have worked together to make Ltd Sailing the best sailing school in the Caribbean. We have hand picked other sailing school  instructors we are working with – each one is patient, knowledgeable and professional!

Chris Rundlett

Sailing School Instructors - Chris Rundlett, owner and sailing instructor - Ltd SailingMy first sailing adventure was on a little Sunfish owned by the U.S. Coast Guard where my dad was stationed in North Dakota. We had plenty of wind – but not much water. Since then I’ve dreamed of bigger horizons and sailed whenever I have had the chance. Over a decade ago I decided to stop dreaming my life and start living my dream. I now teach sailing, work as a delivery captain and have started my own sailing school – LTD Sailing! I also enjoy racing sailboats. I really love taking people out on the water to share my passion for sailing and the cruising lifestyle. It’s wonderful to see that “a-ha” moment when everything comes together!  



RJ Portmann

Caribbean Sailing SchoolIn 2012, RJ started formulating his “Zero to Hero” plan during his first sailing class in the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest with his instructor, Chris Rundlett. Not long after that, he sold almost everything he owned and moved to the Virgin Islands. Never losing sight of the dream, he ran a sailing charter boat and was able to his U.S. Coast Guard license. Chris called him up to help deliver a boat from Antigua to New York solidifying RJ’s love for sailing. Chris called again but this time it was for his dream job – sailing and instructing in paradise! He avidly pursued his ASA instructors certifications and moved to Grenada. Not bad for a guy who grew up in landlocked Fairbanks, Alaska! RJ spends his summers teaching sailing in Seattle, visiting family and friends. Of course, DMB & Grizz football are always on the schedule. RJ says “Go. Seek. Do. Your life is out there waiting for you, but it will not wait forever.” Certifications: USCG OUPV Licensed, USCG STCW, Instructor for ASA 101, 103, 104, 105 & 114  

Jon Totten

My passion in life is sharing my love for the outdoors with others and I’ve been fortunate enough to do so professionally for over 15 years.  While I spend most of my time in Idaho, my passion for teaching outdoor skills has taken me to New Zealand, the San Juan Islands, and of course, the Caribbean.  In addition to sailing, I enjoy teaching whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, navigation, backcountry skiing, avalanche safety and wilderness medicine. I have a master’s degree in Adult & Organizational Learning, and a bachelor’s degree in Resource Recreation & Tourism. When I’m not sailing in the Caribbean, I  work as the Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  I also enjoy sailboat racing, backyard barbecues, playing harmonica, and telling not-so-short stories. I learned to sail on Idaho’s Coeur d’ Alene Lake and am happy to say it’s my favorite topic to teach.  Mastering the art of harnessing the wind to take you places is a life-long journey.  Lets go for a ride together!  

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What? See our list of Sailing School Courses to pick which course fits your experience and interest.


When? Check the LTD Availability Calendar for the date that works best for you.


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