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JUNIOR SAILING Instructors

Junior Program Instructors

Wet Feet Instructor — Lindsay Moore

Although from Toronto, Lindsay has been sailing at the Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club for as long as she can remember. She started in learn to sail and continued onto the Royal's 420 team where she raced in Canada and the US. Now attending McGill University she is on McGill's sailing team, competing against other Canadian and American University students.

Learn to Sail Head Instructor — Eric Heimbach

Eric Heimbach is a homegrown Royal St. Lawrence sailor. He began in Learn to sail when he was ten and returned to the RStLYC Junior Sailing program every summer until the completion of his Bronze V course when he was 15. That same year, he was awarded the Junior Sailing award. Not wanting to spend his summers elsewhere, Eric decided to begin teaching in 2008 as an Instructor in Training. This summer will be his third summer as a certified instructor of Learn to Sail. Eric has worked closely with beginners of the Junior Sailing program, knows their needs and has spent time adapting his teaching methods to best suit the Learn to Sail level. Because of this, Eric will act as Head of Learn to Sail this season, helping the newer instructors adjust to this unique group.

Advanced Single-handed Instructor (Optimist) — Hélène Osterman

Hélène started the RStLYC program when she was 10 years old, and followed with 4 years on the Opti race team, competing in international events. She has also raced 420s, Lightnings, and keelboats. She was an instructor in training last year, and she looks forward to being a part of the staff this season!

Double-handed Instructor (420) — Joshua Bullen

Josh was born in Ottawa to a family of non-sailors. After learning the basics of the sport at Camp Otterdale, a residential summer camp near Perth, Ontario, he quickly grew to love it. He began sailing out of Brittania Yacht Club and Lac Deschenes Sailing Club on the Ottawa River, and became head instructor of the sailing program at Otterdale. In 2008, Joshua began attending McGill University, studying classical double-bass at the Schulich School of Music. He successfully tried out for the McGill sailing team in his first week at University, and has been with them ever since. The team has been coached for the past 4 years by Jess Lombard, who named Joshua as Captain for his final year on the team. Joshua can't wait to get back into instructing, and is looking forward to spending his first summer on the beautiful Lac St. Louis.

Double-handed Instructor (420) — Philip Mongeau

Phil Mongeau (20) began his sailing career at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club at eight years old and has been an employee of the Junior Sailing Program for the past four years. Phil grew up on the optimist race team and competed across North America at a high caliber while on the 420 race team. He's taught a little of everything, including adult sailing lessons.

420 Silver Team Coach — William Hall

William Hall grew up sailing at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club. He began racing on 420s before moving on to lasers, lightnings and solings. He has raced extensively in europe and south america. This year William heads up the 420 silver program, which is similar to a race team, but with club owned boats.