Sailing Staff & Employment


Emily Egan / Program Director





Emily is returning for her third season as Program Director after many summers of coaching at PYC. She learned to sail at Arundel Yacht Club in Kennebunkport, and sailed collegiately at Bates College. Emily participates in J/24 fleet racing on Casco Bay. She teaches English at Kennebunk High School and coaches the tennis & ski teams.

Morgan Casey / Assistant Program Director & Adventure Coach





Morgan is from Fortunes Rock, Maine and calls Biddeford Pool Yacht Club home.  She learned to  sail on Prams, 420s and Rhodes and continues to sail on her family’s Cape Dory 25 called ‘Seawings’.  Morgan is the former program director at Arundel Yacht Club and is in her second season with PYC.  During the shoulder seasons, Morgan works at PYC doing fleet maintenance and coaches the University of New England sailing team.  Morgan is also lifelong skier and an active member of the Carrabassett Valley community.

Amy Macdonald / 420 Race Coach

Amy Macdonald is from Summit, New Jersey and a summer resident of Southport, Maine. She learned to sail on turnabouts and 420s at Southport Yacht Club. She later founded the varsity sailing team at Summit High School, and is the current captain of the Bates College sailing team. Amy worked as a sailing instructor at Raritan Yacht Club before coming to Portland Yacht Club.  This is her second summer coaching the 420 Green Fleet sailors at PYC.

Chris Manson-Hing / Opti Race Coach

Chris Manon-Hing is from Pleon/Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass.  He’s been sailing competitively since his Opti days, when he represented both the United States and the Trinidad and Tobago at youth regattas.  He currently sails collegiately for Hobart William and Smith, where he is a double major in Political Science and International Relations.  In addition, Chris trains on Narca 17s as a member of the US Sailing Team Development Program and regularly crews on a J109 called Emoticon.  Chris was the PYC 420 race team last summer, and is coaching the Opti race team in summer 2017.

Kyle Dochoda / Opti Green Coach

Kyle is from St. Petersburg, Florida.  He was captain the of the Shorecrest High School sailing team.  During the summers he raced out of St. Petersburg Yacht Club. He placed second at the C420 Nationals in 2016.  Kyle will be attending Boston University in the fall.  This is his first summer at PYC.

Fan Tai Bridges / Opti Green Coach

As a resident of Portland, Fan Tai  grew up sailing at TEIA, Sail Maine and then Portland Yacht Club. She was a member of the Casco Bay High School sailing team. When not sailing, Fan Tai enjoys spending time outside traveling, camping, hiking, swimming and watching comedy. She will attending American University in the fall to study environmental science and policy.  This is her second summer at PYC.

Jackson Marshall / Intermediate Coach

Jackson Marshall is a from Biddeford Pool, and is a member of Biddeford Pool Yacht Club.  He learned to sail on Optis and lasers and has raced Rhodes at Nationals, PHRF New Englands and North Americans.  He has sailed the coast of Maine with his family in their J105 called ‘Orion.’   Jackson is also an avid surfer, and a surf instructor through the Aquaholics Surf Shop.  This is his first summer at PYC.

Elizabeth Newberry / Intermediate Coach

Elizabeth grew up sailing at Portland Yacht Club, where she continues to sail with her family on their Beneteau “County Girl.” While a student at Bonny Eagle High School, Elizabeth sailed for the Southern Maine High School team out of Sail Maine. She currently studies Music Education at the University of Maine. Elizabeth was a member the aquatic staff at a Boy Scout camp in prior summers and is a BSA-trained lifeguard. Elizabeth is returning for her second summer of coaching at PYC.

Tyler Casey / Beginner Coach

Tyler Casey is from Fortunes Rock, Maine and calls Biddeford Pool Yacht Club home.  Tyler grew up sailing Prams and 420s, and on her family’s Cape Dory 25. She studies Marine Biology at the University of Maine and is looking forward to doing research at the Darling Marine Center this fall. Tyler has a lot of experience with young kids, and is excited to be teaching the Beginner sailing class. This is her first summer at PYC.


Ginny Marvin / Women's Sailing
Sarah Young / Women's Sailing
Scott Gleeson / Coed Sailing



Minimum age 16 by the start of the summer season (Prefer age 18+).  US Sailing Level 1 & CPR required.  If you are member, you must have been an apprentice first or have worked elsewhere first.   Full 9 week commitment including coach orientation & debrief days. Competitive pay.  #: Ten coaches.


Minimum age 16, or turning 16 during the summer season. US Sailing Level 1 Certification & CPR required.  Designed as a one year training program, with the goal of moving successful apprentices into a coaching position the following summer. Full 9 week commitment including coach orientation & debrief days. Modest pay.  #: One apprentice per summer.


Minimum age 15 by the start of the summer season. No certification necessary; instead applicants must demonstrate a passion and skill for sailing and teaching youth.  Interns can request which session(s) he or she prefers. Unpaid; community service hours & incredible work experience.  #: Two interns per session.