Stay tuned for more updates soon! 


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!


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!


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!


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!