Head Coach and Laser Race Coach: Angus Aitken
Let's just say I've spent a lot of time this winter dreaming of sailing and I could not be more excited to return to SBYC for another summer as Head Coach. Starting as a junior sailor, moving into Opti's, racing Laser's, and becoming a coach, SBYC has been my home for over a decade. SBYC means a lot more to me than just sailing. I have learned many valuable life skills, met some of my closest friends and have so many fond memories of my summers spent on the bay.
As Head Coach I look forward to coaching every sailor at the club with a focus on our Laser Race Team. Whether you have never sailed or are hoping to race at CORK, I can tell you there is always more to learn.
Having no road access and no electricity, SBYC is a place you learn independence, problem solving, leadership and of course you learn to sail. I hope that anyone who spends time with us this summer leaves with a love and appreciation for the sport, the club and its traditions. Grayson, Ella and I look forward to SBYC's 87th year on Lake Memphremagog and can't wait to see you all at dock day this June.
Race Team Coach: Grayson Wheeler
My name is Grayson Wheeler and I will be coaching the Race Team this summer at SBYC. I can’t wait to get back on the lake and make some more great memories. Sailing at SBYC had a huge impact on my childhood, from chill days on the water to exhilarating races, all while making long-lasting friends. I’m excited to help share my great experiences with the new generation of sailors. The freedom and independence of controlling your own boat are so important to who I’ve become, and I couldn’t imagine my summers without sailing. Above all, the SBYC community is simply unique from anything I’ve encountered. The club is anything but ordinary, and the inclusive and supportive environment truly allows kids to be who they want to be.
I hope you guys are ready for an amazing summer, I can't wait!
See you out there!
Junior Coach: Ella Jangl
I am very excited to welcome you back for another summer at SBYC!
For those who do not yet know me, I am an artist who's heart belongs to the wind and water. Having sailed for six years at Sargent's Bay Yacht Club, this place has consequently become my home.
It is a place to learn, grow, become a better person and a better sailor.
Though Sargent’s Bay Yacht Club has changed its location, it will in no way impact the culture we have built in the 87 years prior. This will undoubtedly be a year of transition, however as we cross the bridge of evolution, it is important to remember that our core values of teamwork, leadership, kindness and adventure remain.
Know that we will do everything in our power to make this summer perfect!
Meet you on the dock!
Intern: Zephyr Khera
Hi Everyone! I’m Zephyr and this will be my first year coaching at SBYC. Sailing has always been the highlight of my summer, so I’m really excited to take on this new adventure with all of you! In my opinion, the best thing about SBYC is its unpredictability. You come in each day unsure of what’s in store. Every experience is entirely unique. The only guarantee is that we will all come out the other end with some fantastic memories. The skills you can develop at SBYC will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life! I can’t wait to join you all in July for an amazing summer on the lake.
See you soon!
See you soon!