Instructor Interview: Lynn Oliver

Lynn started sailing as an adult and has cruised the Northeast extensively on her J-40 along with racing, deliveries and just “messing around” on boats anywhere she could. Let’s hear more about how she started sailing and how she thinks about the challenges out...

Instructor Interview: Mary Goff

Mary now runs and owns the school. Scheduling the classes, assigning the instructors, registering the students, paying the bills, and keeping up with the books is just PART of what Mary does. 1. How did you first get into sailing? I started sailing 32 years ago on my...

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...