All staff undergo yearly background checks and are trained under The Protection of Minors which includes Anti Bullying, Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse in order to provide a positive safe experience for every participant. In addition all staff undergo the CDC HEADS UP Concussion training.
Diana Weidenbacker is the Director and Junior Racing Team coach and has been since the summer program re-emerged over 19 years ago. She is also the Head Sailing Coach at UNH, and the coach of M.S.S.T. (Mendums Seacoast Sailing Team Racing a combined junior high school and senior high school sailing team). When she’s not dreaming about sailing or driving her inflatable (finally) she teaches Special Education at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH. She is US Sailing Level 1, 2 and 3 certified. In addition Diana is a Level 1 Instructor Trainer. Be careful she just returned from the bi-annual USSailing Leadership Forum with lots of new ideas!
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 207.752.1462
Joe Ricca – Joe joins us again this summer and will be the Head Instructor. He will be coaching the Mates and Skippers class. Joe is also an experienced racer, with his Level 1 and 2 certification. He has with MSST and is a Marine Science major at the U. of Miami.
The remaining staff is still in progress. Stay tuned.
Junior Instructors are 16 years old and are in one of the afternoon classes or have been in the Kayaking program for at least two summers. They will be on hand both during the week and occasionally on Saturday. Most Junior Instructors are also members of MSST.
We have some awesome Junior Instructors waiting in the wings. This list will be updated soon.
If you are 15 years old and in one of the afternoon classes or have been in the kayaking program for at least one summer you may volunteer in the mornings. These hours can be verified for any school or Scout community service.