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.

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The Team

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Chris Allen

A life-long sailor, Chris grew up in New York sailing on Long Island Sound, then moved to Maine, to Boston, and eventually Cape Cod.

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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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Peter Whinn

Pete Whinn does startup business stuff for a 9-5 grind but spends evenings and weekends (and the occasional beautiful weekday afternoon, don’t tell his boss) teaching Learn to Sail at the Boston Sailing Center.

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John Mlynczak

John joined BSC as a member in 2021 and started instructing in 2022. Always on the water since he was a child, John enjoys sailing boats of all sizes and enjoys bringing the joy of sailing to others through instructing.

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