Emilie Leclerc

Emilie’s lifelong love affair with sailing began along the shores of Brittany, France – an exhilarating maritime playground where tidal range can reach 45 feet and currents 9 knots! Childhood […]

Michael Quigley

Michael is from a sailing family and says sailing is “in his blood”.  He grew up racing with his family in the Etchells class in Marblehead. He remembers single-handing that […]

Peter Galipault

Peter first joined the BSC in the dim, dark and distant past; somewhere around 1986 or ‘87. He started teaching sailing in 1992. Since then his sailing career trajectory has […]

Ella Kilgore

Ella Kilgore grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts and is currently studying Communications and Psychology at Villanova University. You can find her racing 420’s with her club sailing team throughout the […]

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, […]

Ned Palmer

Ned is a sailor, and sailing instructor at Boston Sailing Center. When not at BSC, he’s also a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital. He grew up racing sailboats in the […]

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.

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.

Geoff Rand

Geoff wrote the BSC’s online cruising guide, and is a great person to approach with any questions you may have about cruising in the New England area.

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.