Huck Whittemore, Head Sailing Instructor

Hello everyone, my name is Huck Whittemore, and this is my fifth year at Sail To Prevail. I have been sailing in Newport since the age of 10. I started sailing Optis and later 420’s at the Brenton Cove Racing Program.

Outside of sailing, I enjoy running, cycling, and all things outdoors. I am a junior at Colorado College, and I live in Westerly, RI. I’m super excited to be back for another year!

Cole Amaral, Sailing Instructor

My Name is Cole Amaral; I grew up on a small farm in eastern Massachusetts, then moved to the Washington, DC, area. I started sailing as a 4-year-old on my family sailboat. I began competing at 6 with the Sail Newport Opti team. Since then, I raced extensively in the Opti, ILCA (laser), and Snipe classes. I recently graduated from Montgomery Blair High School, where I ran varsity track. This fall, I am excited to join Bowdoin College sailing team this fall as a freshman. This is my second year at Sail To Prevail. Hope to see everyone on the water!

South Fulweiler, Sailing Instructor

My name is South Fulweiler, and I live in Jamestown, Rhode Island. I’ve been sailing since I was 6 years old, mostly in Optis and then moving to dinghy racing in 420s, Lasers and FJs. I’ve raced competitively from Miami to Canada, and I’ve also done a transatlantic ocean crossing on a sailboat from Bermuda to Spain. I’m a rising senior at St. George’s School and have sailed with the SG sailing team. This is my second year with Sail To Prevail, and I’m super thrilled with the opportunity to spend another summer on the water as part of such an amazing program!

Kytalin Hendrickson, Sailing Instructor

I grew up racing on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota where I also worked at Wayzata Sailing. I started racing Optis before I moved to Lasers/420s when I was older. I also have experience sailing scows and keelboats like J22’s and J70’s. I am currently majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island where I sail collegiately as one of our women’s skippers. I am super excited to work at Sail to Prevail and meet the team along with spreading the joy of sailing with others!

Betsy O’Toole, Sailing Instructor

I’m Betsy O’Toole. I am a US Sailing Certified Level 1 & 2 Small Craft as well as a Certified Basic Keelboat Instructor with my 25-ton USCG Credential. I’m from Albany NY but learned how to sail in Bourne on Cape Cod. I have a MA in English from SUNY New Paltz but have spent the last year and a half learning about sailboat repair, playing around on boats. I’ve taught sailing for 7 years and I’m eager to get more people out on the water!

Morgan Spring, Sailing Instructor

Hello, my name is Morgan Spring and I have lived in Newport, Rhode Island, my entire life. I have spent many summers sailing in Newport harbor through programs at the Newport Yacht Club and Sail Newport. I am a rising senior at Rogers High School where I am the captain of our sailing team. This will be my first summer at Sail To Prevail and I look forward to having a fun summer on the water.

Libby Toppa, Sailing Instructor

Hi there! My name is Libby Toppa, returning for my second year at Sail To Prevail. It’s been a privilege to work with such an amazing organization, bridging the gap between the ocean and opportunity through the experience of sailing. I have a strong passion in supporting people through sailing and growing their love for being on the water. Looking forward to another fun season ahead!

Hadley Wheeler, Sailing Instructor

My name is Hadley Wheeler, and this is my second year with Sail To Prevail. I have been sailing at Saunderstown Yacht Club since I was 8 years old and spent my early childhood on boats as well. I enjoy competitive racing as well as relaxed sailing around the bay. I am a senior at Rocky Hill Country Day School and am looking forward to making priceless memories with everyone joining us at Sail To Prevail this summer!

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