Meet our 2020 PYC Learn To Sail Instructor/Coach Team

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All Learn To Sail Instructors are certified and registered through the national governing body Sail Canada. This certification includes both practical and theoretical training as well as ongoing assessments, throughout their coaching careers. Instructors are also recognized first aid responders and are trained in water and boat rescue & safety.

Our 2020 instructors will bring experiences from sailing many types of boats in various yacht clubs as students, competitors, and instructors. They bring enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge as a team, and we look forward to incorporating their ideas as our program continues to grow.

Jacob Pearce

Head Sailing Instructor 2020

CANSail 1 & 2, Wet Feet

Jacob is returning to us as a Head Instructor. He knows our club well, having already taught at PYC in 2016, '17,,'18, and '19. He was an Instructor-in-Training in 2014 and 2015. He is certified to instruct and assess CANSail Wet Feet and levels 1 & 2.

He learned to sail dinghies at Petpeswick Yacht Club, where he completed CANSail levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.

In May, 2020, Jacob will complete a weekend of Spring Team Racing / Tune Up at Hubbards Sailing Club.

Jacob has experience sailing in Opti, Echo, 420, Laser, Laser 2, and Lightnings. He taught Adult sailing in a Lightning last summer.

He has competed in several regattas as a member of PYC's Race Team.

Outside of sailing, Jacob competes in many sports, including hockey and baseball.

Jacob is attending St Mary's University this year and is studying engineering.

Marius Miller

Sailing Instructor 2020

CANSail 1 & 2

Marius is returning to us as a certified Level 1 & 2 instructor. He was an Instructor-in-Training at PYC during the summers of 2017 and 2018.

He learned to sail dinghies at Petpeswick Yacht Club, where he completed CANSail levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.  He has experience sailing Echos, Optis, L2s, Lasers and Lightnings.. 

Outside of sailing, Marius enjoys playing music and sports. He plays in his school orchestra, and is currently taking lessons in piano and double bass. He enjoys playing hockey and lacrosse.

Marius is fluent in English, French, and Swedish.

In the fall, Marius plans to attend a post-secondary institution to study classics double-bass performance.

Instructor 3

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Instructor 4

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