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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!
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!