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Taylor Marshall

Hey there HYC family and friends! My name is Taylor Marshall, and I am so excited to be joining the HYC community as the sailing program director this summer. Currently I am a first grade teacher in Oxford Hills. I moved to Portland last summer, and have been itching to get back on the water ever since!Sailing became a passion of mine when I was a young child living on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. I grew up sailing mostly for fun in Sunfish, Optis, Lasers, and 420s. When I got to high school I competed on my team and served as captain for a year. Through college I worked as a head instructor for Waquoit Bay Yacht Club in Falmouth, MA. I have always found sailing to be a beautiful sport and something I am extremely passionate about. I cannot wait to share that passion and fun with you all this summer!

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Annabelle Weiser

Hi everyone! My name is Annabelle and this is my sixth summer teaching sailing and my third summer teaching at HYC. I have just completed my first year of school at Saint Michael's College studying Economics. I grew up on Peaks Island, which is where I learned how to sail and became incredibly passionate about the sport at a young age. I have been sailing for twelve years and racing assorted boats for six years. This summer I am going to be teaching the Advanced Training Group (ATG) 420 class and I am really looking forward to the start of the season!

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Ben Tonks

Hey, my name is Ben Tonks! I am currently attending the University of Georgia studying Mechanical Engineering. I first learned to sail a teenager in Casco Bay with my relatives, and gained a love for the sport. I sail competitively at UGA on the race team and I also currently serve as the Commodore for our club. This will be my second summer as an instructor at HYC and I will be working with the recruits and mates. I am excited to get started in just a few weeks!

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Matthew Bolles

My name is Matthew Bolles and I am a Mechanical engineering major at UMaine. I grew up in Yarmouth and started sailing around the age of eight with my parents racing in Boothbay. Since then have sailed multiple summers all across New England, I raced for the Yarmouth High School Sailing team for 5 seasons, and raced on a team of laser sailors for a year. I continue to sail my laser throughout the summer but now i'm here to teach others how to sail and help them find a passion for an awesome sport. I can't wait to see you all there!

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Elle Lienert

Hey everyone! My name is Elle Lienert and this will be my first summer here at HYC where I
will be coaching the 420 race team. I will be entering my junior year studying physics at
Washington College in Maryland and am also captain of its varsity sailing team. I grew up in
Brunswick and learned how to sail off the coast of Orr’s Island when I was ten. Since then I’ve
been sailing Lasers, Z420s, and FJs. I also enjoy surfing and am a big burrito enthusiast. I am
super excited to come on board and share my love of sailing with others!

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Ashley Arruda

Hi, my name is Ashley Arruda and I will be entering my senior year at Yarmouth High School this upcoming fall. I’ve been sailing since I was eight years old in the HYC program, climbing up the ranks from a recruit to racer to an instructor. I also competitively sail on my high school sail team. This summer will be my second year as a junior instructor to the Harraseeket youth sailing program! I’ve been passionate about sailing for a long time and I hope to share the passion with young ambitious sailors! I’m so excited for HYC’s 2018 summer sailing program to start!

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Emi Ruth

Hey everybody! My name is Emi Ruth and I’m so excited to work at HYC this summer! I just graduated from Yarmouth High School where I was a sailing team member and captain. I learned to sail when I was 7 years old in Kennebunkport and have since sailed competitively in Optis, C420s, and Z420s. I also love sailing my laser and my friends’ J boats. Next year I plan to sail at a collegiate level for a still undecided college, but as soon as I know you can bet I’ll be proudly wearing a hat with my team’s mascot! When I’m not on the water, you’ll find me skiing, mountain biking, and practicing aikido. I’m a veteran summer camp counselor and I can’t wait to teach a new sport to a great new group of kids. See you at camp!