OUR STAFF FOR 2020
Sailing School Director
Roger is a US Sailing Level 2 Certified Sailing Instructor and has been a teacher in West Michigan for over 30 years. A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Roger’s educational background includes Health, Recreation, Physical Education, Computers, Marketing and Social Media. Roger’s extensive resume includes his current position as a middle school teacher in Hudsonville Public Schools where he spent 8 years also serving as the School District’s Pool Director and Manager of their Community Swimming Programs. Roger has also coached several sports at the middle school and high school level. In addition to being a teacher, coach and swimming program administrator, Roger has spent several years promoting maritime fun, education and preservation through his web site “Muskegon Lake Effect Boating” (http://lakeeffectboating.weebly.com). Roger’s abundant experience with aquatic education and sports administration – as well as his social media expertise and enthusiasm for the Muskegon boating community – are a tremendous asset to the MYC Sailing School.
Head Sailing Instructor
Frank is a US Sailing Certified Level 1 Instructor and veteran member of our staff. Frank’s lengthy sailing resume reflects his lifelong participation and passion for the sport. After tagging along as an infant with multiple generations of sailors in his family, Frank learned to sail by himself on Optimist dinghies. He quickly moved on to Butterflies, winning the Butterfly Junior National Championship in 2015. Since then, he has sailed on nearly every size and type of boat imaginable. Frank has competed throughout the Midwest in countless youth events such the US Sailing Junior Olympics, West Michigan Youth Sailing Association Summer Series, and the annual WMYA Westerns Regatta. On larger boats, he has already completed multiple Chicago-to-Mackinac races, competed at the Ensign Nationals, and crews frequently in one-design fleets like the Melges 24, J35 and J111. Throughout this life, Frank has also spent endless hours assisting his father who owns and operates Bluffton Bay Sails, one of West Michigan’s primary resources for sail making and repairs. Frank is currently enrolled at Old Dominion University where he is a member of the ODU collegiate sailing team. Prior to entering college, Frank was Captain of the Grand Haven High School Sailing Team, a member of the GHHS Marching Band and Lacrosse team, earned multiple varsity letters in cross-country, and qualified for the Science Olympiad Nationals in 2015.
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