Our Mission . . .

  • Our mission is to provide you an amazing sailing experience on Beneteau Oceanis 45 with our incredible and experienced DEAF co-captains!

About Us . . .

Tom Peets - Captain

Tom is the co-founder of Cape Cod Deaf Sailing. He was born into a keen sailing family and frequently raced with his brother in sailing regattas as a crew trimmer in which they shared numerous trophies. Since 1986, he did extensive chartering on bareboats off the coastline from Maine to Maryland. He sailed with friends as a crew member from Bermuda to Maryland and also from North Carolina to Florida. Cape Cod is where his heart finds the art of sailing with his passion to share with the world. Tom is an avid sailor, photographer and chef with a predilection for adventures.

Dave Staehle - Captain

Dave is the co-founder of Cape Cod Deaf Sailing and lives in New York. He is the camp director at Camp Mark Seven in Old Forge, NY. He discovered his love for sailing when he got his first sailboat toy as a gift from his father at the age of 10. He founded Deaf Sailors Club in Maryland which ran for four years. He has his formal sailing certification. Along with Tom and friends, he frequently sailed off the coast from Maine to Maryland and also from Bermuda to Maryland. Cape Cod is truly a sailor's paradise where Dave finds well-suited with his love for sailing.

Kathie Holzwarth - Crewmate

Kathie lives in New York and is a certified teacher assistant at the Rochester School for the Deaf. During her college summer days, Cape Cod was her most frequented vacation spot. It did not take her long to fall in love with sailing during her summer 2011 adventure with Cape Cod Deaf Sailing. Kathie's spirited interests are hiking, kayaking, photography and most of all, to widen the horizons in Cape Cod Deaf Sailing.

Beneteau Oceanis 45

A brief video tour, showing Beneteau features.

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Cape Cod Deaf Sailing 2018

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