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Faculty & Staffs




Robert H. Perry

Yacht Designer

Robert H. Perry Yacht Designers, Inc.

Bob Perry has brought cruising sailboat design into the realm of performance cruising beginning with the Valiant 40. Primarily a designer of racer/cruiser and long distance cruisers, Mr. Perry reviews requirements pertaining to sailboats.


Pete Melvin

Designer / Engineer / Partner

Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering, Inc.

Pete Melvin is certainly one of the world's top multihull yacht designer, with the foiling America's Cup catamarans of Emerites Team New Zealand a notable breakthrough. Pete is working with Westlawn on new course material related to multihull and hydrofoil vessel design.


Randy Smyth

Multihull Champion

Smyth Sails, Inc.

Randy Smyth has won more international, continental, and national sports championships than anyone in history: over 57 and still counting. The first multihull sailor to win the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, a two time Olympic medalist, and the designer and builder of several boats including the innovative trimaran record setter for the Everglades Challenge, Sizzor, Randy will be working with Westlawn on new course material related to multihull, rig, and sail design.


Board of Directors

Tony Lawson, Chairman of the Board, Chancellor
David Smyth, President, Treasurer, Vice Chancellor
James Tangorra, Secretary, Provost