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Dock Staff

Vasiliy Gusev
Vasiliy has worked at the BSC since 2010.  He currently owns sailboat Katrina, a Dubois 46, which you typically see docked by the riverboat in the summer months.  He has over 250,000 nautical miles of sailing experience including two circumnavigations and traveled to over 45 countries. Vasiliy knows more than anyone about boat maintenance and has kept our fleet up and running throughout the height of our season.  He is originally from Russia and has been living the cruising lifestyle for over 25 years.
Peter Grube
Peter has been a proud member of the BSC since 2011. Some of his many hobbies outside The Sailing Center include trapeze, yodeling, and training his competive jumping frog Hoppity Sinclair. Peter is now a proud liveaboard boat owner of a Countess 44 Ketch, which he has spent the last year restoring.
Griffin Garber
Griffin officially joined the dock staff team in 2015 after a few years of volunteering at our major events. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to increase his sailing knowledge while working on a variety of tasks to support the BSC staff and members. Griffin is an avid skiier, dirtbike rider, and member of his high school varsity wrestling team. He has also recently taken up scuba diving.
Mike Wenzke
Mike had a dream of sailing the Mediterranean, but then one day woke up and realized he didn't know how to sail.   He graduated from the University at Albany with double majors in Political Science and American History and more recently from Suffolk University with a Master's in Ethics & Public Policy. He has a decade of experience as an executive liability underwriter for Fortune 200 corporations.  He is now responsible for keeping the boats clean and lifting heavy objects. Mike enjoys podcasts, live music, cold beer, and getting out tough stains without damaging surfaces. In the off season he likes to travel, including adventures to Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, and Spain. Mike is enthusiastically taking advantage of every sailing opportunity and course he can, while working on his new dream of besting Bradley Churchill in an island race.

Christopher Anderson
A life-long sailor, Christopher got his sea legs early on while cruising the ICW with his family. Since then he has cruised around the Bahamas and BVIs, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. A PADI and NAUI certified scuba diver, Christopher has completed ASA certification to the 106 level as well as the USCG Captain's course with Sailing Master's endorsement. He is also now accepting 40+ ft boats that anyone is willing to part with for free!


Race Committee

Jacon Mayer, Racing Program Manager
Jacon is Boston Sailing Center’s new Racing Programs Manager. He comes to us as a seasoned sailor, instructor, and teacher. Over the past few years, he has worked with Oakcliff Sailing Center,  American Yacht Club, and Larchmont Yacht Club as a program director. He’s also worked as an instructor at Courageous Sailing Center, earning Instructor of the Year, and is the coach for the Wellesley High School Sailing Team. When he’s not on the water, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and climbing. As a former NOLS instructor, Jacon spent time climbing through the Alaskan range among other exciting places, and was even awarded the Denali Pro Pin Award from the National Park Service

Greg Anthony
Born and raised in Bristol, RI, Greg began sailing at the Bristol Yacht Club at age 8 and started racing at age 10. As either helmsman or crew, Greg has finished in the top 5 in 6 World Championships (J-22, J-24, Soling, and Sonar classes). He has been working the BSC Race Committee and video camera for over 20 years. When not competing in World Championships you can find Greg minding his business at Greg Anthony Photographer, backcountry skiing, skating with wife, Julie at the Frog Pond or cheering son, Ben on at his UVM Lacrosse games.  In the unlikely event of an unscheduled water landing, Greg may be used as a flotation device.

Will Pelleteri
Will hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii and is here in Boston as a recent graduate from Tufts University, where he majored in mechanical engineering. This is Will's fourth season at the BSC, but he has sailed here in the past, at our annual Tufts vs. BSC Team Racing Challenge. Will teaches Learn to Sail and Advanced and looks forward to getting out on the water as much as possible, including racing every Tuesday night on Solings.
Mike Pingpank
Mike, hailing from Farmington, Connecticut, has been at the BSC for over fifteen years. He taught sailing on Lasers and Sunfish for eight years, and has since sailed in Ireland, Scotland, the Grenadines... and Connecticut. Mike dabbles in every aspect of the BSC - he started working in the office, but now you'll see him running races all season. Mike can also quote any line from Caddyshack as needed. When not sailing, Mike enjoys skiing and resting on his laurels for being the only Parrothead on staff.