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...
Instructor Interview: Casey Haugh

Instructor Interview: Casey Haugh

We spoke with one of our beloved instructors, Casey Haugh, and asked him about his experiences sailing. Here’s what he had to say: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I got into sailing at a young age when I spent the summers at a sailing camp in St....