Meet Our Staff for 2013
GREG KELLY - SAILING MASTER
A founding member of Pleasant Bay Community Boating, Greg has a long list of
other sailing accomplishments: he was the lead person that was behind the
establishment of both the Chatham and Nauset High School sailing teams. Greg
himself has coached the Chatham High School Sailing Team since its inception in
1996. He was president of Southern MA Yacht Racing Association 2000-2001, and
the Commodore of the Orleans Yacht Club 1989-1991 to name only a few a few.
Greg has raced Speculation, his Hunter 25.5 in the annual Figawi race every year
since 1986. He won his class in 1988 and has placed many times in the top four.
In 2010, he raced in the 39th annual Figawi race between Hyannis and Nantucket
along with at least 240 other boats, he explained that he came in 7th in his
class of 23 boats. Greg has sailed in many regattas around the Cape including,
Hyannis Regatta, Edgar Town Regatta, Buzzard Bay Regatta and the Race Around The
Greg's goal for the PBCB program this summer is to take our sailing program to
the next level. Greg believes our program has matured to the point that it could
benefit our students if the program was more structured and sequential. The plan
is to offer sailors the opportunity to advance their sailing skills in a more
organized manor. We plan to track each student's skill development in order to
provide them the opportunity to advance their sailing and seamanship skills.
AARON PARRY - INSTRUCTOR
Hi I'm Aaron Parry. I live in Hanover MA, and am a junior at Boston College
High School where I dive in the winter and sail in the spring. In addition
to high school sports, I train gymnastics year round on a club team, on
which I have competed as far as New York. I have been sailing since I was
young with my family, but only few years ago began to really enjoy it. I
race 420s at my High School, as well as at CYC. In addition to 420s, I
enjoy sailing sunfish and my grandfather's O'Day Mariner. At the end of
this school year I will be attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar
before enjoying another summer on the Cape.
COLIN RIDLEY - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I知 Colin Ridley I am a currently in the sophomore class at Nauset High
school. I live in Harwich all year round. I play baseball for several teams
during the course of the year including the one at my school. In the summer
I like to spend time with my friends and family. I love to sail and I always
have every since I was a young kid I always liked to go sailing with my dad
on our cat boat named Arabella. When I was about seven I joined the Chatham
yacht club and was a member for quiet so time until a few years ago. My
favorite boat to sail is the sunfish. They are fast and fun and are easy to
sail. I look forward to sailing at PBCB again this summer of 2012!
EMMETT WEEKS - INSTRUCTOR
I'm Emmett Weeks. I learned to sail at Orleans Yacht Club and continued
sailing through high school at Nauset. I am currently attending Brown
University majoring in mechanical engineering. I also sail for the Brown
sailing team which competes in both the fall and spring seasons. During the
summers two and four years ago I competed in international seamanship
competitions which focus on knots and navigation in addition to racing.
EMILY VINCENT - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I'm Emily Vincent. I am 19 years old and I am a sophomore at Quinnipiac
University. I am an English major with a Studio Art minor and just recently
was accepted into the Five Year Masters of Arts in Teaching Program. I
love teaching kids and my dream job is to be an elementary school teacher.
I began sailing on Pleasant Bay when I was 8 years old and that began my
love of the ocean. I jump at any chance I get to go sailing and be near the
ocean. In the Fall of 2011, I studied abroad with a program called Semester
at Sea where I was on a ship circling the globe for 111 days. I travelled to
14 different countries and went sailing in South Africa, Mauritius, Hawaii
JOHANNES RAATZ - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I'm Johannes Raatz. I started sailing about 15 years ago with my dad on
an old 17' catamaran out on Pleasant Bay. I then sailed for about a decade
at Chatham Yacht Club in Beatle Cats, Optis, Sunfish, and 420s in sailing
school and on the racing team. Meanwhile, I began teaching at PBCB and
racing on the Nauset Regional High School sailing team in 2007. On starting
college at the University of Massachusetts Amherst last fall, I began
sailing for the UMass \ Five College sailing team competing in the New
England Intercollegiate Sailing Association. I am currently serving as the
UMass captain. To fill the months of December, January, and February when I
am forced off the water by cold winds and frozen lakes, I enjoy traveling,
photography, skiing, cycling, and studying about social justice issues.
KAITLIN MAHAR - INSTRUCTOR
Hi there! My name is Kaitlin Mahar & I'm from Trumbull, CT. I just graduated
from St. Joseph High School, & I have been accepted as an incoming freshman
into the Honors Program at the University of New Haven, where I plan to study
Communications. My family and I have been summer residents of Chatham for
over 16 years. I began taking lessons at PBCB in 2004, where I learned to
sail Flying Scots, & became an instructor 2 years ago. I love to sail, & what
could be better than teaching kids & sharing with them the fun of sailing
while they're learning? I'm excited to teach again this summer, & I look
forward to meeting new students & catching up with past students as well!
KYLE WALTERS - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I'm Kyle Walters. I am a native of Orleans, MA, and grew up sailing with
the Namequoit Sailing Association. I began teaching at PBCB in the summer of
2008. Since then, I have been attending the University of Grinnell, in Iowa,
and returning to the Cape every summer to teach. I enjoy racing, sailing
out to the islands in the eastern quarter of Pleasant Bay, and smelling salt
in the air, which is something one doesn't realize one misses in the Midwest
until one comes back. I currently manage the national award-winning Emergency
Loans Program of the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell and have a job for the
next two years working in the nonprofit sector, after which I plan to enter
the field of public interest law.
MICHAEL MAZULIS - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I知 Michael Mazulis I am currently a senior at Chatham High School. I
grew up taking racing classes for five years at Namequoit Sailing Asociation
in the summer. I have sailed on the Chatham High School spring varsity team
for two years. I am currently a member on the Monomoy Regional High School
sailing team and enjoy the racing experience. When I知 not sailing 420s, I
enjoy boating and fishing on the beautiful waters of Chatham. I am excited
to start another summer at PBCB and cannot wait to start teaching kids and
adults the pleasures of sailing.
NOAH FIRMIN - INSTRUCTOR
Hello I知 Noah Firmin and I attend Chatham High School. I will be entering
my senior year of high school this fall. I have been sailing since I was 12
years old. I have been on the Chatham, and Monomoy sailing team for 3 years.
Last summer I raced a J-24 in Lewis Bay at Hyannis Yacht Club every
Wednesday night. I am on the Cape Challenge team, which is a sailing and
rowing program on Cape Cod. I am looking forward to being an instructor at
Pleasant Bay Community Boating this summer!
QUINN HOWES - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I知 Quinn Howes. Born and raised on Cape Cod, I grew up sailing Optis at
Chatham Yacht Club before sailing Lasers with FAST in Newport, RI. I was a
member of the Nauset Regional High School Sailing Team for three years
before graduating and coming to Cornell University. Currently finishing up
my freshman year, I have been studying Italian and History as well as being
a member of the Cornell Sailing Team. I will be spending a month in Turin,
Italy studying European politics this Junenbefore returning to the Cape for
another great summer with Pleasant Bay Community Boating.
ROSS BERRY - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I'm Ross Berry, currently a graduating senior from Nauset Regional High
School, I've lived much of my life on Cape Cod, in the bayside town of Brewster,
Throughout the past four years, I've been very active in student government and
other extra curricular activities, and outside of school have been heavily
involved in local, statewide, and even some national politics. My interests
range from government and politics, to sailing, to just enjoying the last few
months on Cape Cod before I set off for the George Washington University in the
fall. I've been sailing since a young age, learning the basics from my Uncles
and Dad who all enjoyed growing up near the Bass River in West Dennis. I took
lessons from the Orleans Yacht Club for a few summers, and more recently, in
High School, I've been a Varsity member of the Nauset Sailing Team where we race
420s. As a senior, in my final year on the team, I have had the distinct honor
of serving as one of the team's Captains. Sailing has been a big part of my life
for many years, and I intend to further my experience into college and beyond.
SARAH MATHERSON - INSTRUCTOR
Hi, I'm Sarah Matherson and I live in Greenfield Massachusetts. I am a
sophomore at Pioneer Valley Regional School and I play field hockey in the
fall and softball in the spring. I spend my winters skiing and my summers
sailing. Some of my favorite things to do are spend time with my friends and
family, read a book on the beach and travel. I first started sailing when
I was eight with PBCB and since that summer anytime someone says "sailing"
my heart skips a beat. Sailing here I have been able to have some amazing
experiences in boats of all shapes and sizes, in and out of Pleasant Bay.
Having all of these sailing experiences has helped me choose a path for the
future, and being an instructor has given me the chance to show people that
sailing is not only a sport but a lifelong passion.
SCHUYLER WARD - INSTRUCTOR
Hello, my name is Schuyler Ward, I grew up sailing on my parents
Morgan Out Island house boat, out of Stage Harbor. I was enroled in
Chatham Yacht Club for near ten years, where in I sailed Beetle cats,
Sunfish, Optis, Lazers and 420's and was active on the CYC racing
team. I helped coach my highschool sailing team for a season while
training for the approaching Football season. I have been
working at PBCB since 2010 acting as a teacher of all ages and
I played two seasons of college football at Curry college where I
studied Business managment, before transfering to the University of
Edinburgh. In Edinburgh I have joined the University sailing club,
sailing in wetsuits in the North Sea and small Lochs in Firefly boats.
Since being in Scotland I have learned to play Curling and joined my
University team where I also serve as Treasurer. I also enjoy; travel,
wood working, cooking \ baking, drawing, painting, lifting and
attempting to stay on top of developments in the world of business,
finance and general innovation.