Greg Wilkinson, our year-round Sailing Director, is the coach of the Boston College sailing team, one of the top-ranked college sailing teams in the United States. During his tenure at BC, the Eagles have won multiple National Championships in five of college sailing's six disciplines and have captured the Fowle Trophy for college sailing's best all around team three times. In addition to his success in collegiate coaching, Greg has an extensive youth coaching background and has coached sailors on the Olympic Laser circuit, including this year's US Olympic Trials runner-up in the Laser Radial class. In 2010 Greg was named National Coach of the Year by the US Olympic Sailing Committee. This award is given to individuals who exhibit extraordinary dedication to the sport of sailing and make an impact on the sailors they coach. Greg is a resource for all sailors at the Club, and elevates sailing participation and sailing achievement for the EYC.
Mike Kalin comes to the EYC from MIT where he will be entering his 9th season as the co-head varsity sailing coach this fall. A six year "sabbatical" from his post at MIT saw Kalin compete on the Olympic Laser circuit as part of the Canadian Sailing Team, then retire from Laser sailing to serve as the Sailing Director at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Kalin also spent a year coaching the US Sailing Team Alphagraphics Laser squad in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics, and a year with the America's Cup race management team before heading back to Cambridge. In addition to competitive coaching at the highest level, Kalin has taught sailing to over 1500 members of the MIT community. His current "learn to sail" project is proving to be his most challenging yet -- teaching his 2.5 year old son Carty the ropes... among other things.