Captain Ron Getter
As the organizer of TrueCourses Captains' School in the Cincinnati Market since 2003, Ron has graduated over 200 Captain’s including OUPV, Masters Upgrade, Towing Endorsement, License Renewal, First Aid & CPR/AED while counseling students on license procedure and requirements to qualify for classes/licenses. Ron works with local USCG MSO to issue Captain’s Oath and Fingerprinting. * OUPV 2003 * Maters Upgrade 2004 * Towing Endorsement 2004 * Boat Safety Classes 1999 * Boat Navigation Class 1998 * Boat owner and operator from 1999, under 50 ton: * 50 Ton Master Resume of Marine Experience Inland water experience includes: Ohio River, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake St. Clair, St. Lawrence, Rideau Waterway and Trent Canal, Georgian Bay, Tennessee River, Tenn-Tom Waterway. Lake Cumberland, Lake Sidney Lanier. Participant in the Four Seasons Yacht Club serving as Fleet Captain for 3 years, and Dock Captain for 2 years. Served as Board of Director member for 7 years. Club size is 250 members. I have presented and guided over 15 overnight trips for our local club. Member of the Boat Owners Association of Ohio, a statewide organization that monitors local and state laws that may affect pleasure craft operations, and the business that serve the boater.
Captain Geoff Hatfield
Captain Hatfield grew up on the Jersey shore in a family of boaters and boat owners. He learned to sail as a young boy in Optimist Prams, ‘graduating’ to his father’s runabout and finally to his grandfather’s 53’ Chris Craft Conqueror. Spending most of his summer days on the water through high school and college, he acquired many hours of saltwater experience in a wide variety of boats and boating conditions. Moving to the Midwest after college his experience continued as he boated on the Great Lakes and Western Rivers in sail and power boats. After earning his captain’s license he began a yacht delivery service, moving vessels up to 70 feet. His trips have taken him to the northern Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. His wealth of first hand knowledge and the ability to share it will provide you with an interesting and meaningful classroom experience.
Captain Jim Faughn
(100 Ton Masters Near Coastal, Sail, Towing) Captain Faughn grew up in the Midwest boating for almost all of his life. Formally, Jim started his career as a chief engineer at KXEO/KWWR then moved on to a technical college for 26 years where he taught and was promoted to vice president. His responsibilities ranged from instructing teaching methodology, evaluating faculty, and he was responsible for all long range planning for the institution. He has owned his own boat since he was 17 years old. Owning both power boats and sailboats, Jim has spent the last 5 years cruising full-time with his wife on a Gemini 105 catamaran. He has since decided to settle down again in southwestern Florida and cruise part-time. His trips have taken him over 15,000 miles from Kentucky Lake through the Tenn-Tom waterway, the west coast of Florida to Key West and on to the Bahamas, ranging from the Jumento’s, Exumas, and Abacos. Captain Faughn has traveled the east coast several times cruising the Chesapeake, passing through New York Harbor into Long Island Sound. Jim has ASA certifications in four areas and holds a Coast Guard masters near coastal license for both power and sail and a commercial towing endorsement.