Instructor Interview: Bob Millard

Bob Millard, a Narragansett Sailing School Instructor, shares his tales of sailing, from early days to a weekly event to what new sailors must know: 1. How did you first get into sailing? When I was about 10 my dad, who used to sail as a kid when his family summered...
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: Thelma Brooks

Instructor Interview: Thelma Brooks

NSS Instructor Thelma Brooks tells us about her experiences on the water as a sailor and instructor: 1. How did you first get into sailing? Sailing was never really on my radar until I had the opportunity to sail on my cousin’s boat in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia...
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...