Growing up in Rockport, my first experiences on the water began in an Opti at Sandy Bay Yacht Club. I developed a passion for the ocean, which has taken me all over the world to discover the wonders, recreations, opportunities, and contentment of the sea.
I attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy, receiving my bachelors degree in Marine Safety, Environmental Science and Marine Biology. My studies were a great introduction into the maritime industry, which allowed me the opportunity to voyage across oceans on sea terms, research great white sharks in South Africa, and much more. During the winter months, I'm a Captain and Dive Instructor for Trilogy Excursions in Maui. The team and I take thousands of guests sailing on 65' Catamarans to discover the underwater world surrounding the Island. Directing this program has been a huge privilege.
I fully understand the importance of providing a safe, fun, and stimulating learning environment that inspires kids to develop their own passion for the ocean. I am very excited to be returning to Eastern Point Yacht Club for another great summer on the beautiful waters of Cape Ann.
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Nik Froud-Head Race Instructor:
My sailing career started age 5 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates when I learnt to sail an Optimist dinghy. Fairly soon I was hooked and by the age of 12 I had won the British Optimist Junior National Championships. After getting too big for the Opti (I haven't grown since) I switched to the Laser, gaining selection to the GBR national Youth Squad before winning the British Autumn Nationals in 2013. I was then selected to represent GBR at the Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Oman, finishing in 15th place.
Since finishing my youth career in dinghies ended, I have focused on Team racing and keelboat sailing, representing Southampton University in both disciplines and sailing my X one design in events such as Cowes week, where I am the youngest helm to win a race in what is the oldest major sporting competition in the world. I have also been busy coaching squads such as the GBR national optimist team and GBR South Zone optimists. Now in my 5th year of coaching, I am lucky enough to travel to places such as Sardinia, Dubai and best yet, Gloucester MA to share my enthusiasm for the sport of sailing!
Kyle Grant- Waterfront Manager:
Kyle has been the Waterfront Manager at EPYC since 2011. He brings a knowledge and love of the sea that he enjoys sharing with all. For the 2017 season Kyle will assist and instruct students in the US Safe Powerboat course and the Adventure Week. He holds a USCG Master license and is CPR/First Aid/AED certified. During the off season Kyle is the owner/operator of a commercial tuna boat that fishes between the Canadian border and North Carolina’s Outer Banks. He also specializes in long distance boat delivery to points along the East Coast, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. When not working on the water you can find Kyle surfing or snowboarding around the US.