Captain Lawrence Baum   is our head instructor.  He is a United States Sailing Association licensed instructor, a lifelong sailor and boat builder and holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Masters license for motor vessels, aux sail and salvage towing in inland waters.  Capt. Baum was, prior to moving to Camano Island, one of the head sailing instructors for the City of Seattle Park and Recreation program where he taught for 15 years in sailing programs for people of all ages. He holds certifications from US SAILING  as a Small Boat ("dinghy") and Basic Keelboat Instructor and is also a US SAILING Instructor Trainer in Small Boats and has tested and certified many of the small boat instructors working in programs all over the northwest. Camano Sail and Power is also a Washington Fish and Wildlife licensed saltwater fishing (and crabbing) guide service.
    Prior to moving to Camano and founding Camano Sail and Power and Lil' Cat Boat Co, Ltd., Dr. Baum was a consulting geologist in mineral exploration and mapping and a geology professor at the Idaho College of Mines and Earth Resources, the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil and a geology instructor at numerous community colleges around the Puget Sound area.