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

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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Aidan Di Salvo

Aidan joined BSC in 2020 and works as an instructor and dock staff in and out of season. His sailing experience is just as varied as his role within BSC.

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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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