Peaks and Tides Instructors

Peaks and Tides InstructorsMeet Peaks and Tides Instructors:

Scott Frazer and Katie James

Scott and Katie started Peaks and Tides with a common goal in mind- to build a life around playing on the water.

Scott is a Durango Colorado native who is a river athlete and a passionate paraglider. As an avid river enthusiast, he has led a life of adventure by letting his skills as a kayaker lead him around the globe. Scott is a seasoned whitewater river guide and instructor. In 2007, Scott purchased his first sailboat, Peaks and Tides’ very own Taboo.  Taboo taught Scott all about sailboats and sailing. In 2010, Scott was invited to sail a Trans Pac race boat from Oahu to San Diego, CA. As the ships engineer, he proved himself sea worthy and began to dream of a life on the seas. After several years raising children, Scott bought a second boat, Neva Merin, and decided that Sailing in Colorado was an enriching experience that many would enjoy. Scott is now a certified American Sailing Association Instructor. Peaks and Tides was established to provide folks in the Four Corners area the opportunity to experience sailing or become better sailors.










Katie’s passion for sailing developed as a child on the Chesapeake Bay. There she spent her summer’s cruising on her family’s Catalina 22. After spending a decade in Colorado,  she began to pine for the serenity, thrill, and challenge of sailing. Making the choice between ski culture and full sails was a difficult one, until she discovered Lake Navajo! The warmth of Lake Navajo inspired her to create a sailing life in Durango, Colorado! With thousands of hours of sail time in her sails, she brings an East Coast Sailing culture to Peaks and Tides. As a parent, educator, and Certified American Sailing Association Instructor, Katie looks forward to inspiring young sailors in Colorado to experience full sails.

captian Kate