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 and Advanced at the Boston Sailing Center. A Cape Cod native, he has a sailboat tattoo on his left arm representing his hometown of Brewster – you’ve seen the thing where you can use your arm to make the shape of Cape Cod – where he learned to sail at a young age. He has been teaching sailing to people aged 9-95 since his first job at 14 years old. He came back to Boston in 2015 after ten years of foolishly not living in New England and loves sharing his excitement for sailing with the BSC student community. 

Outside of Boston Harbor, he’s a frequent charterer and has captained trips on catamarans and monohulls out of Maine, Rhode Island, Florida, New York, and a bunch of Caribbean destinations. Ask him about getting into bareboat chartering via the BSC courses – it’s the best way to vacation! On the rare occasions in his free time when he’s not on a sailboat you can find him on a red motorcycle through Boston traffic or in a scenic area crashing his camera drone into the scenery. He lives in Roxbury with his boyfriend Dominick whom he taught how to sail, motorcycle, and ski and who in return tolerates his excessive number of hobbies. 


The Team


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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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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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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