Jonathan Kannair

Joining BSC as a member in 1995, Jonathan has been a BSC instructor for seven seasons. Jonathan believes that anyone can become an accomplished sailor and appreciates that sailing is a physical and intellectual challenge you can do for life. Working with new sailors and helping them to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue their sailing adventures is something he especially enjoys doing at BSC.

He holds a US Coast Guard Captain’s License, Master, 100 GRT, with Sail and Near Coastal endorsements. An American Sailing (ASA) Instructor, he is certified to teach through the Advanced Coastal Cruising level (ASA 106). He has extensive coastal sailing experience in New England with recent ocean passages to or from New England and the Caribbean and from the Caribbean to Palma, Spain.

Meet

The Team

Instructor

Leo Gaskell

Leo has a life-long passion for sailing, and especially for helping other people to get the most out of the sport!

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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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Office Manager

Michelle Rose

Michelle was born and raised in Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in psychology.

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Operations Manager

Bob Garber

Originally from Boston, Bob has been sailing for over 30 years and understands the configuration of the Boston Harbor as well as anyone.

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