2016 NCYC Junior Sailing Head Instructor, Amy Vinciguerra

This will be Amy’s third year as an Instructor at North Cove Yacht Club. Her first year was that of a Senior Instructor and this year it will be the second year as the Head Instructor.

Amy grew up sailing at North Cove as a student from 2003-2007, Junior Instructor from 2008-2010, and Senior Instructor 2013-today. She was also a student, Junior Instructor and a member of the racing team at Pettipaug Yacht Club from 2007-2011.

When she was little Amy raced Dyer Dhows in the Sunday Night Series and won the the Elmer G. E. Johnson Memorial Trophy in 2005 for Series 2 and the Herbert Forkell Memorial Trophy in 2007. She was awarded the John Raymond Fuller Memorial Quest for Excellence Cup in 2008. Amy also loves spending summers cruising on her family’s sailboat “Rainbow” and crews during the Thursday Night Race Series.

This spring Amy will earn her Level III Small Boat certification and refresh her First Aid/ CPR certification. Amy is a Junior Astronomy and Physics double major at UMass Amherst and has become the President of the UMass Sailing Team where she races against schools all over New England.