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, racing, and advanced racing classes, and he quickly discovered his passion for racing sailboats.  He has competed in the Tuesday and Thursday Soling racing and frostbiting J24 fleets for many years as both a skipper and crew.  He has taken firsts in both fleets and match racing at BSC.

Rick’s passion for sailing is contagious, and he inspires his students to develop a deep love and respect for the sport. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced sailor seeking to improve your skills, Rick is the perfect instructor to help you achieve your goals. Rick is ASA certified to teach up to Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103). 

Meet

The Team

Instructor

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.

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Dock Staff

Brendan Drummond

Brendan Drummond, a Winchester, Massachusetts native, brings youthful enthusiasm and a wealth of sailing experience to the Boston Sailing Center team. Having navigated the waters of Mystic Lake since the

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Head Sailing Instructor

Steve Wilson

Steve first joined the BSC Staff as an Instructor in 2017. With a history for both team and program building, Steve has a penchant for helping sailors find success asea; whatever their role aboard!
When not at the BSC, you’ll find Steve sailing anywhere from Maine to Sint Maarten. A member of several successful racing programs, Steve also enjoys Coastal Cruising and Caribbean Frostbiting!

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