Captain Terry & Suzie Grover
Houston Sailing was started by Capt. Terry and Suzie Grover in 2019. “We are proud to provide a premier sailing school and yacht charter brokerage on the Gulf Coast, located on Galveston Bay, Texas. We offer sailing lessons and certifications for all levels of sailors.” Houston Sailing also works with multiple charter companies offering bareboat and crewed sailing vacations to the BVI and other destinations worldwide.
Captain Terry started sailing on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, TX, when he was 8 years old before moving to the Clear Lake area of Houston in the mid-70s. When he was 10 years old his family trailored their little 24-foot sailboat to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and sailed across to the Bahamas for 3 weeks of island hopping. Terry has been hooked ever since. Today, Capt. Terry has a 100-ton Masters license from the United States Coast Guard and thousands of sea miles under his keel. He has been an ASA instructor for other local sailing schools teaching beginner and advanced classes including bareboat chartering, cruising catamaran, docking, navigation, and more.
Suzie also grew up in the Clear Lake area between Houston and Galveston so she is no stranger to the boating life. Her father, Frank Annweiler was a sailor (and a Houston Oiler in the 1960’s) and she enjoyed relaxing on the boat as a child. Early in their relationship, Terry took Suzie to the British Virgin Islands for a week on a 48 foot Leopard Catamaran. If you ask her, she’ll tell you that Cow Wreck Beach on Anegada is the most beautiful place in the world. For those that want to chill on a white sand beach, Suzie will be happy to join you.
The Perfect Partnership
Terry and Suzie love to sail, whether it’s going on an afternoon outing, a sunset cruise, watching the beautiful firework shows on Galveston Bay, or island hopping in the British Virgin Islands. They both love sailing and chartering so much they decided to open their own sailing school and yacht charter business in 2019 and share their passion with their friends. They looked at other sailing school options but decided on the NauticEd program as their go-to sailing instruction. NauticEd was started in 2017 in Austin, Texas and has led the world in online sailing training. The theory part is done at your own pace and then you get the practical experience and certifications, if desired, by getting out on the water with Houston Sailing.