Ella Kilgore

Ella Kilgore grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts and is currently studying Communications and Psychology at Villanova University. You can find her racing 420’s with her club sailing team throughout the school year and spending time on the water over the summer. She has worked as a sailing instructor for the past few years at the New Bedford Yacht Club teaching kids how to sail sonars and dinghies on Buzzards Bay. When she is not sailing, you can find her singing A Cappella or listening to music with her friends. She is looking forward to studying abroad in Barcelona in the fall and she can’t wait to start working at BSC this summer!

Meet

The Team

General Manager

Dave Bryan

David joined the staff in 1988 as an instructor and after many seasons of running the instructional program he became the general manager of the BSC.

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Sail Maker

Francois Asselin

Francois has been with the Sailing Center since 1996. In addition to instructing, he handles all the Center’s sail repair.

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Instructor

Philip Zurek

Philip brings sailing experience from an unexpected location: Colorado! He arrived in Boston on the first nice spring day of 2018, went straight to the sailing center, and has been enjoying all that the area has to offer since then. When not cruising around, you can find him teaching (since 2021), Soling racing in the summer, and Frostbite racing in the winter. His goal is to share his knowledge and passion for sailing with every student.

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Instructor

Rick Guardia

Rick Guardia is an experienced and dedicated sailing instructor who has been a BSC member since 1997. When he first joined BSC he took the Learn to Sail, advanced sailing,

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