Meet Our Stellar Team

All of our staff are First Aid and CPR certified. Each summer we meet as a staff to review this training. We also regularly review our safety standards and emergency protocols. All of our staff members are US Sailing certified to instruct youth sailors. 

Paige McClatchy

Paige grew up sailing at GBSA and has been a part of the larger EGYC community since she was an infant! Click here to learn more about her vision for GBSA.


Program Director

Brooks Saglio

Brooks is a lifelong sailor and is a certified Elementary School teacher. He used to manage the Jr. Sailing Program at the Mystic Seaport. We are excited to have him return to lead our Instructional program!

Head Beginner Instructor

Chris Pearson

Chris is a GBSA alum and has worked at the program for a number of years. Not only does he work at GBSA, but he sails keelboats in the EGYC Wednesday Night Racing series. He is a student at URI and is a member of the sailing team there.

Beginners Instructor

Brigid Murphy

Brigid grew up sailing in Rhode Island and is excited to return to GBSA for her 3rd summer. She is a student at Fordham University.

Head Opti Beginner Instructor

Ali DeCesare

Ali is an EGHS alum and sailed for EGHS while in High School. She worked in Groton, CT as a sailing instructor for 3 years before returning to work in Rhode Island. 

Opti Beginner Instructor

Daniel Medici

Dan is also a GBSA alum and has worked with GBSA sailors for over 4 years. He still sails competitively around Narragansett Bay. Dan is a Senior at High Point University. 

420 Green Coach

Dana Hackett

Dana has worked at GBSA for many summers and is excited to return for another summer at GBSA. She is a Sophomore at Penn State and is a member of their sailing team. Dana was also the captain of the Bay View Sailing Team for multiple seasons. 

Green Fleet Coach

Kyle Riggs

Kyle is a GBSA alum and is an accomplished racer. He and Dan Medici (another staff member) sailed together for many years and competed well in NBYA events. He has worked with the 420 Race Team for a number of seasons and is excited to start as the Head Racing Coach in 2018.

Assistant 420 Race Coach

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