Tim Fitzgerald

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About Tim:

Ferris Buhler meets Animal (muppets), grows up racing sailboats, camping, hunting, wrestling and playing hockey in Kansas. Races sailboats across the country and caribbean. Graduates from The University of Kansas and becomes a huge KU Basketball fan. Goes into professional sales after college for 6 years, learns to kiteboard, decides to move to a kiteboarding and sailing location and get back outdoors. Leaves snow shovel and ice scrapers behind and now enjoys kiteboarding, biking, marathon running, coaching sailing and co-creating fun projects.

What people are saying:

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"This couple hours was better than than the whole time at camp!  The one-on-one really helps!"   - Jack M. - Optimist


"From rigging to rounding the marks, you won’t find a better one on one coach.
Tim Fitzgerald is not your typical “coach in a can.” Tim will tailor his instruction specifically to your individual needs, abilities and aspirations. He is polite, professional, inspiring and above all else, personable.
You’re going to love your time on the water with Tim.  Winds from 3.5 – 35 knots, no problem… you will be one fast, confident, happy sailor.  
It doesn’t get any better than that.
I learned more on the water with Tim in two hours than I did in the last twenty years of sailing on my own… and I read a lot of good sailing books.
If I could send my kid to any coach in the country for sailing instruction, Tim Fitzgerald would be in the top three for sure. He’s that good.
Tim is polite, patient, thorough, personable, and professional in every sense of the word. He is an active racer on the national circuit, a past college team sailor and above all else, a great guy.  

I’m 53 year old Laser sailor still wanting to go faster, Tim was the perfect coach for me as well."
- Tedd B. - Laser, Snipe, Keelboats
"I feel like I learned more in three hours than the whole last two summers.  This has been great". - Ian C. - 420

Favorite reading

The Talent Code - Daniel Coyle

Brain Rules - John Medina

The Inner Game of Tennis - Timothy Gallwey

Winning in One Designs - Dave Perry

TRIM, TACTICS - North Sails U

Sunfish Bible - Dr. Derrick Fries

The New Laser Sailing - Dick Tillman

The 4 Hour Body - Tim Ferriss

The 4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss

The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

Leap, Don't Sleep! - John Madden

The Education of Millionaires - Michael Ellsberg

The Secret Race - Tyler Hamilton

The Kennedy Detail - Gerald Blaine

How to reach Tim:


By text or phone:


Located in Charleston, SC.