Carolyn Ace Spragg grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, messing about in boats. Ace has her USCG 50 ton Master’s License, International Sail and Power Association Yachtmaster Offshore teaching certification, US Sailing teaching certification, and is a US Maritime Academy Captain’s License Instructor. She’s skippered her boat to Hawaii and back with all-women crews. She’s the Sailing Director of the Northwest Maritime Center and also speaks at various seminars on Docking, Anchoring, Navigation, Tides and Currents and Trip Planning.