Captain Jonathan Kabak – Tall Ships America, Board Member

Captain Jonathan Kabak is an internationally recognized expert on Maritime Training and Education Under Sail. Originally hailing from New York City, Jonathan’s maritime career began in the Sea Scouts and aboard the ships of the South Street Seaport Museum.

Over the course of his career he has sailed in command of vessels ranging from Landmark Tall Ships to high performance sailboats, Academy Training Ships to Luxury Motor Yachts. When not underway or managing shipyard refits, he is a sought after instructor and curriculum developer specializing in STCW and Coast Guard approved training for commercial mariners, and as well as teaching at US and World Sailing Safety at Sea Seminars.

Jonathan serves on the Board of Tall Ships America, where he is the Chairperson of the Ship Operations and Safety Committee and the Annual Conference Planning Committee. A recent transplant to the Ocean State, Jonathan now calls Portsmouth, RI home with his wife Jennifer and two children Olivia and Nathaniel.