Our Instructors

Our programs are organized and run by the Director of the BNSS with the assistance of a full-time instructor and a number of part-time certified instructors and assistants.

We operate our Year Round Program with five instructors and three assistants. Our Summer Sailing Camp operates with 10 instructors and six assistants.

All of our instructors today are Bahamians and all of them have evolved from the BNSS sailing program and have achieved their Level One Instructor’s Certification. 

The Director of BNSS and Coach has extensive experience in teaching sailing, as well as other sports. He also raced internationally for many years and represented The Bahamas in numerous World Championships, the Caribbean Central American Games, Pan American Games, and the 1996 Olympic Games. The school’s other full-time instructor came up through the BNSS junior sailing program and has represented The Bahamas in international events including the 2009 ISAF Junior World Championship.


Robert Dunkley—Director of BNSS and Coach

  • World Sailing / ISAF Certified Instructor

  • 1996 Olympics-Laser Class

  • 1980 Olympics (Qualified but boycotted)-Finn Class

  • International events including: Pan Am Games, CAC Games, World Championships, US and Canadian Nationals in Flying Dutchmen, Finns, Lasers, Snipes, Sunfish and Stars plus Big Boats (keelboats)

  • Bahamas National Champion-Snipes and Laser


Donico (Nico) Brown—BNSS Full-time Instructor

  • World Sailing / ISAF Certified Instructor

  • 2008 Laser Junior National Champion

  • 2009 ISAF Youth Worlds-Laser

  • World Championship events-Sunfish

  • CAC Games 2010

  • Winner of King’s Cup with Chris Sands-Snipes