Instructor Interview: TJ Kowalczyk

Instructor Interview: TJ Kowalczyk

NSS Instructor TJ Kowalczyk tells us about his experience on the water as a sailor and instructor: 1. How did you first get into sailing? One spring day I was walking around Boston catching up with my cousin from out of town. We saw the sailboats gliding about the...
Instructor Interview: Dirck Westervelt

Instructor Interview: Dirck Westervelt

NSS Instructor Dirck Westervelt inspires us with insights from his life of sailing and years of teaching: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I grew up on the water. My grandfather had a cruising powerboat and my mother had a sailboat. I had a sunfish when I was 9...
Instructor Interview: Jil Westcott

Instructor Interview: Jil Westcott

NSS Instructor Jil Westcott shared her experiences with us from sailing the waters, and years helping new and veteran sailors: 1. How did you first get into sailing? My parents sent me to sailing camp on Cape Cod when I was 9 years old. Absolutely loved the time on...
Instructor Interview: Ron McBain

Instructor Interview: Ron McBain

NSS Instructor Ron McBain shares experiences from the seas for new sailors and Old Salts: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I was in my mid 20’s when my parents invited me on a day sail aboard a chartered, wooden, 72’ schooner out of Camden Maine. The captain...
Instructor Interview: Dave Pelkey

Instructor Interview: Dave Pelkey

Dave Pelkey, NSS Instructor of several classes, shares his experiences and insights from the water and teaching sailors, new and veterans alike: 1. How did you first get into sailing? My father bought a Sandpiper 19 a long, long time ago. We learned to sail as a...
Instructor Interview: John Bell

Instructor Interview: John Bell

John Bell, ASA Instructor of the year 2016, shares his experiences and insights from years of sailing and teaching: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I fell in love with sailing reading Arthur Ransome’s “Swallows and Amazons” book series at age...
Instructor Interview: Glenn Miner

Instructor Interview: Glenn Miner

Glenn Miner took a moment to share some of his experiences and insights from years of sailing and teaching.  Hear what he has to say: 1. How did you first get into sailing? My father was a student at the Naval War College in 1974, so I lived in Newport, RI for one...