About Rick & Independence

Captain Rick is a certified CT & NY state boating instructor with a USCG license, National Safe Boating Council boating instructor certificate, US Sailing Instructor Certificate and marine industry project management experience. Multiple Bermuda Races, Halifax Races, extensive coastal cruising experience, one design and regional racing experience as well as live aboard experience.  Salt Water in the Veins!

Captain Rick Delfosse also has 30-plus years in the marine industry and offers:RD Photo

On-the-Water Training

  • Close Quarters Boat Handling
  • Open Water Boat Handing
  • Power Boat Operation
  • Sailing Instruction - Beginner to Advanced

Classroom Training

  • CT & NY State Safe Boating Courses
  • Coastal Cruising, Anchoring, Short Handed Cruising, and Offshore Cruising Seminars
  • Women's Only Boating Seminars
  • Navigation and Electronics Seminars


• Day and evening charters aboard “Independence” a Ted Brewer designed Pan Oceanic 43 Cutter.PO43profile- Lg bkgrd

• Powerboat close quarters and open water instructor on a 20 foot Aquasport or owner’s vessel.

• Independent Captain for Rex Boating Club, training and evaluating new members.

• Marine newsletters and articles, including the ongoing project: "Harbor Talk" weekly newsletter and Henderson's Wharf Marina Scuttlebutt


See an archive of articles here:

Scuttlebutt Archive:   Here

Please call or e-mail Captain Rick to arrange a training session or seminar

E-mail:   Rick@RDelfosse.com    Phone:  203-216-7800

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