Falmouth Harbor Sailing School 

Teaching the community the art and science of sailing since 1990

Carly "Riptide" Ellison

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor

Learn to Sail Instructor

Years on Staff: 7

Hometown: Falmouth, Ma

​​2018 Falmouth Harbor Sailing School Instructors

Senior Instructors

Michael "Iceman" O'Connor-Program Director

Hometown: Foxborough, Ma
Years on Staff: 17
Mike  grew up sailing at Wild Harbor Yacht Club. He worked at FHSS in college where he sailed for the Boston University team. He is now the Head Sailing Coach and Director of Sailing at Harvard University and Falmouth Harbor Sailing School. 

Where our Instructors Sail? Past and Present....

Mike O'Connor - Harvard University coach

Atlantic Brugman - Stanford University coach, sailed at Connecticut College

Tim Harding - Brown University 

Meg Harding - UPenn

Lily McGrath - Boston College

Shira Golub - George Washington University

Nestor Cano - Stanford University

Erin Smith - Connecticut College

Claire Coppola - Villanova University

Julia Wyatt - MIT

Nate Borovick - University of New Hampshire

Jack Papetti - Brown University 

Nate "Happy Hour" Borovick

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor

Opti-2/ Opti Race Coach 

Years on Staff: 7

Hometown: Sudbury, Ma

Jack "Dopey" Papetti

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor

420-1 Instructor 

Years on Staff: 5

Hometown: Westwood, Ma

Claire "Killswitch" Coppola

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor

Opti-1 Instructor

Years on Staff: 7

Hometown: Westwood, Ma


Chris "Zulu" Zullig

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor

420-2/Opti Race Coach

Years on Staff: 7

Hometown: Denville, NJ

Jessica "Danforth" Friedman

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor

420-1 Instructor 

Years on Staff: 4

Hometown: Needham, Ma