Huck Whittemore, Head Sailing Instructor

Hello everyone, my name is Huck Whittemore, and this is my third year at Sail To Prevail. I have been sailing in Newport since the age of 10. I started sailing Opti’s and later 420’s at the Brenton Cove Racing Program. Outside of sailing, I enjoy running, cycling, and all things outdoors. I am a freshman at Colorado College, and I live in Westerly, RI. I’m super excited to be back for another year!

Hope Breslin, Sailing Instructor

I grew up racing Opti’s and 420’s in the Narraganset Bay area and have spent the last four years at St. George’s School on their Varsity Sailing Team. I am looking forward to sailing at Tulane University this upcoming school year. This is my second year with Sail To Prevail, and I am very excited to be back!

AVERY CANAVAN, Sailing Instructor

I grew up sailing at Saunderstown Yacht Club and worked as the race Opti coach at Saunderstown Yacht Club last summer. Currently, I am a Freshman at George Washington University, studying International Business and am on the George Washington Sailing Team. I am looking forward to getting on the water and meeting new people!

SHANNON BRECHER, Sailing Instructor

I started sailing at GBSA when I was 13, and I was a junior instructor there. I am a senior at East Greenwich High School and am about to choose a college for this fall. My plan for the future is to be either in business or teaching Special Education. I am currently sailing on the Avenger Sailing team, and my most recent accomplishment is becoming a captain. I am excited to start my first year at Sail To Prevail.

DANNY HUGHES, Sailing Instructor

Hi, my name is Danny Hughes, and I’m from Miami, Florida. I’ve sailed since I was 9 years old, racing Opti’s and 420’s at Coral Reef Yacht Club. I am currently a freshman at Georgetown University studying in the business school and competing on the Georgetown Sailing Team. This is my first summer instructing at Sail To Prevail, and I’m so excited to get on the water and teach the sport I love!

TYLER KIRK, Sailing Instructor

Hi, my name is Tyler Kirk. I grew up in Rhode Island, and I go to St. George’s School in Middletown. I am a rising senior, and I have been sailing 420’s and Opti’s in the bay for as long as I can remember in Barrington and Newport. I am super excited and can’t wait for the opportunity to spend my summer down at Sail To Prevail.

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