Taja Slade


Taja grew up in Long Island NY, and is a graduate of the University of Delaware. At the Boston Sailing Center Taja does maintenance work and on a good day she can be found up a mast retrieving a skyed halyard or repairing a broken part. She currently lives in Salem, MA, where she enjoys growing vegetables in her garden and cooking spicy noodle dishes, but she misses New York Pizza. 


The Team

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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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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