About us

Kinetic Sailing firmly believes that sailing can enhance and energize your life.

Andy & LisaKinetic Sailing is owned and operated by Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey. Long-time sailors and boat owners, they met at a sailing regatta in Naples Italy while both serving overseas. Andy retired in 2003 as a Royal Air Force Wing Commander in the intelligence world, married Lisa, and set his sights on a new career in sailing. In 2006, Lisa retired as a US Navy Captain in the aviation, meteorology and oceanography fields, and the couple relocated from Washington DC to Solomons Maryland. Fully immersed in the middle-bay sailing community, Lisa and Andy recognized the need for quality sailing and cruising instruction. Both USCG Masters and American Sailing Association (ASA) instructors, they founded Sail Solomons Sailing School and Charters. Operating in the Chesapeake and Caribbean, Sail Solomons was awarded ASA’s “Outstanding School” for five consecutive years.

Cruising for two years onboard their Passport 47 Zingaro, Andy and Lisa took advanced students on ocean passages and charter guests through the Caribbean. They organize and lead annual sailing flotillas on cruising catamarans and monohulls in the Caribbean, and plan to expand to the Mediterranean.

Both Lisa and Andy are frequent recipients of the ASA “Outstanding Instructor” award from 2007 – 2016, and Andy also serves as an Instructor Evaluator. The couple continues to instruct at Sail Solomons (under new ownership in 2015). They race wherever they can, and captain the oyster skipjack Dee of St Mary’s for the Calvert Marine Museum.Their broad range of experience in cruising, chartering and charter operations enabled them to write the ASA “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy” and “Cruising Catamarans Made Easy” textbooks.

Andy and Lisa launched Kinetic Sailing in 2014, to offer marine consulting, charter brokerage, deliveries and specialized instruction with a more global scope. They are currently outfitting their Outbound 46 Kinetic for advanced sail training.

Kinetic Sailing - About Us

ABOUT US

We are captains, cruisers, instructors, analysts and business owners with a wealth of experience in the sailing industry, and we stay abreast of current technology and techniques. Leverage our expertise in these areas:
  • Yacht Selection & Purchase
  • Sailing Instruction & Certification
  • Marine Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Navigation
  • Charter planning & brokerage
  • Cruising Itineraries
  • Sailing School operations
  • Bareboat Charter operations
  • Preventive Maintenance

KINETIC SAILING PROVIDES…
  • Consultation – marine subjects from yacht purchase to chart selection
  • Instruction – tailored to your needs
  • Sailing certifications through our American Sailing Association partner school
  • Charter Brokerage – vacations, pre-purchase test sails, flotillas
  • Deliveries and Sea Trials




Lisa Batchelor Frailey

  • Born in Lancaster, PA, and grew up boating on the Chesapeake Bay, over 40 years maritime experience.
  • Graduate of Penn State University, Naval Postgraduate School and Naval War College
  • MS Meteorology & Physical Oceanography, MA National Security & Strategic Studies
  • Retired US Navy Captain, served 24 years as a Naval Flight Officer, Navigator and Oceanographer/Meteorologist/Hydrographer;
  • US Coast Guard Master, 100 GT with sailing and towing endorsements
  • ASA Sailing Instructor, certified to instruct to Advanced Coastal Cruising, Docking, and Marine Weather;
  • Instructed sailing in Pensacola, Monterey, Chesapeake Bay, and Naples Italy; BVI, Windward and Leeward Islands;
  • Vice President of AlloraMare, Inc. marine services corporation;
  • Founder of Sail Solomons Sailing School and Yacht Charters; co-owner of Kinetic Sailing consultants;
  • Charter Broker for multiple bareboat charter companies, Flotilla organizer;
  • President of the Solomons Business Association, 2011-2014;
    Awarded Outstanding Instructor for 2009, 2011 – 2014, 2016;

Andy Batchelor

  • Born in Weymouth, England, trained by the Royal Yachting Association and American Sailing Association, 30 years of maritime experience.
  • Retired Royal Air Force Wing Commander with 33 years in Her Majesty’s Service;
  • US Coast Guard Master, 50 GT with sailing and towing endorsements
  • ASA Sailing Instructor and Instructor Evaluator, certified to instruct to Advanced Coastal Cruising and Docking;
  • Served as Director of Marine Services for the Washington Sailing Marina; and Fleet manager of the Sail Solomons fleet;
  • President of AlloraMare, Inc. marine services corporation;
  • Founder of Sail Solomons Sailing School and Yacht Charters; co-owner of Kinetic Sailing consultants;
  • Instructed sailing in Italy, Newport RI, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Solomons Island; BVI, Windward and Leeward Islands;
  • Awarded Outstanding Instructor for 2007, 2009 – 2014

 

ASA Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Book

ASA Bareboat Cruising Made Easy

Andy and Lisa’s broad range of experience in cruising, chartering and charter operations enabled them to write the ASA “Bareboat Cruising Made Easy” and “Cruising Catamarans Made Easy” textbooks.

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