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Meet Your Captain Russ Beyer

Here at Miami Sailing School, we are proud to introduce you to one of our most esteemed instructors. Captain Russ Beyer’s journey through the world of sailing is one marked by passion, expertise, and a deep connection to the sea. With decades of experience navigating some of the most beautiful waters in the world, Captain Russ brings a wealth of knowledge and a contagious enthusiasm for sailing to our students. Discover more about his incredible background and what makes him an invaluable part of our team.

From Passion to Expertise

Guiding the Next Generation of Sailors

Captain Russ Beyer
Owner and Head Instructor

Our owner and head instructor, Captain Russ Beyer, is the heart and soul of Miami Sailing School and brings a wealth of knowledge to the helm. With over three decades of senior leadership experience across Fortune 100, high-growth and start-up companies, he has successfully coached numerous teams and individuals in achieving their goals. He holds an MBA, a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s license and is a Certified American Sailing Association Instructor. His transition from the corporate world to the sea was driven by his deep-rooted passion for sailing, which began at an early age.


Captain Russ’s fascination with the wind and currents has propelled him to master various sailing techniques, yacht design, and boat maintenance. His expertise encompasses both monohull and catamaran yachts, with his sailing adventures spanning the picturesque waters of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, South Florida, and the Bahamas.


While he enjoys the thrill of spontaneous races, Captain Russ’s true joy lies in cruising. As an American Sailing Association instructor, he imparts his extensive knowledge and passion for sailing on Biscayne Bay, encouraging students to fully immerse themselves in the art of sailing. When not teaching or guiding charters, Captain Russ can be found enjoying his own cruising adventures or working as a licensed yacht broker in Florida.


Join Captain Russ at Miami Sailing School and embark on an enriching sailing journey under the guidance of a seasoned sailor who truly understands the magic of the sea.

Captain Russ Beyer