Welcome to our 2016 sailing school instructors!
Meet Grant, our 2016 Sail Parry Sound Sailing School Head Instructor and Program Manager (top left):
This year I have the privilege of leading the Sail Parry Sound team as head instructor. I remember when I started sailing on Georgian Bay when I was 9 years old at Sail Parry Sound, the friends I made then I hold dearly today and the passion I cultivated for sailing still burns bright in my life.
In the beginning the Race team served as my role model as I was able to witness firsthand the hard work and dedication the athletes put into the sport. As I grew older and refined my skills I earned a spot on the team and fondly remember the summers training on the Bay and travelling around the province to race against Ontario’s best. This year I was able to continue my love for sailing by competing on the Queens Varsity Sailing Team, while attending Queens for Commerce. I hope I am able to take what I learned working with Olympic coaches this year and bring it to Sail Parry Sound in order to raise the bar of coaching excellence.
My time at Sail Parry Sound has changed my life and my goal this summer is to ensure the majesty of the Bay continues to change the lives of people through sailing.
Jake (top right):
I am very excited to instruct at Sail Parry Sound this year. I always have a great time here and overall the school just gives off a fantastic and fun vibe. Ever since I was serious about sailing I had a tremendous urge to become a sailing instructor and give kids the same experience I had when I was first introduced to sailing. I have been sailing since I was 12 and enjoy it every year I come back, I still look forward to coming to Sail Parry Sound, meeting new people and, participating in regattas. My favourite part about Sail Parry Sound other than the sailing is making new friends and creating a bond with the other athletes.
Jacob (bottom left):
Hi my name is Jacob and I have been sailing for 10 years now and it is a sport and hobby that I really enjoy if not my favourite! After many years of great instructors motivating me to become a better sailor, I look forward to instructing and inspiring students to become the best sailors they can be.
Curtis (bottom right):
I have been learning to sail at SPS since I was seven years old. What has kept me coming back for ten years now is my love for the sport, the fun environment at SPS , the great friends I have made there and the wonderful staff.
I've volunteered for several seasons and enjoyed being part of the SPS Race Team last year. This summer I am excited to be working full time, teaching the greatest summer sport on the planet. I look forward to sharing knowledge and skills with both new and improving sailors. From the CANsail program, and teen fast start, to adult lessons, its always a good time to pick up a new, possibly lifelong, summer hobby.
I am looking forward to seeing old and new faces this upcoming summer and hope to make 2016 the best summer yet at SPS!
Also welcome back to Stephen and Meredith who will be helping out at sailing school throughout the summer!