We Know Drones and Boating

We are licensed drone pilots and we are boaters! We developed our understanding of using drones for boating organizations during the 2017 sailing season in Annapolis.

Meet the Team

We are here to hep you learn what you need to know about drones and boating.

Dr. Tulinda Larsen

Founder & CEO

Drones are my profession, sailing is my passion.

After 40 years researching commercial aviation, in 2016 I turned to researching applications for drones and I am the CEO & Founder of a research company, Skylark Drone Research

I am a private pilot and a licensed Drone Pilot, known as a Part 107 Remote Pilot in Command, and I carry commercial insurance.

Last year, I was part of the Annapolis Yacht Club race committee, led by Sandy Grosvner, to explore the use of drones in sailboat race management. I was introduced to the other sailing organization in Annapolis and had the opportunity to fly my drone as part of race committee for the SAP 505 Worlds and the Ida Lewis Jr Women Double Handed, along with other local races.

My love of sailing began on Long Island Sound. I live on a trawler in Annapolis with my husband.


Carl Larsen

Yacht Club Liaison

My passion is being on the water ... racing, cruising, junior sailing. I am on the Race Committee for Annapolis Yacht Club, past-Commodore Kent Island Yacht Club, where I started a junior sailing program, past-Commander Kent Island Sail and Power Squadron, and past-Master, The Corinthians.

I have many blue-water sailing trips including sailing from Maine to Bermuda, and in and out of the ICW to Florida.

My credentials include US Sailing Powerboat certification, US Sailing Mark Boat Operations and Certified Principal Race Officer.

I understand boating organizations and I am excited about the new opportunities drones can provide to race management, coaching on all levels, junior sailings, and regattas.

Melissa Mendes

Customer Experience

My job is making sure that we meet customer expectations. I have a lot of experience working with customers to make sure products and services meet and exceed their requirements. Keeping customers satisfied is a core value of Drones 4 SailboatRacing.

I am learning about drones and sailing. My family lives on Long Island and I am looking forward to getting out on the water!