Max Lott-Director:

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.

For any questions regarding Jr. Programs please reach out to me directly at 

Will Bedford:

My love for sailing began humbly: helming my father's Scow in Christchurch Harbour, England, at the age of 4. The Optimist, however, is where I found the thrill of competition and by 13, upon being too heavy for the boat, I had competed abroad on 5 occasions, in Miami, Holland, Belgium, and Ireland.  The next step was to be the Laser, initially with the 4.7 rig within GBR Junior Squad and competing in the Euopeans, Norway, then the Radial rig in the GBR Youth Squad and selectiing to go to the Europeans, Portugal, and Worlds, Ireland.  Team racing has also been an enjoyment of mine, winning the Eric Twiname Junior Team Racing Championships two years in a row.  
With regards to my coaching, I started at the age of 14 but it really started to take off at the age of 16, seeing my involvement in squads such as, the GBR Optimist South Zone Squad and varying national bodies for both Optimist and Toppers, whilst my laser coaching has been mainly private having already been given the opportunity to coach in Antibes, Southern France, the next exciting stage is that of Eastern Point Yacht, Gloucester!

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.