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Staff

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Head Instructor

Winni Opel has been sailing with LWSA since she was 8 years old. This is her first year as Head Instructor but sixth year overall as an instructor for the LWSA. In May of 2022 Winni graduated from her International Baccalaureate Program in Florida and is now attending Connecticut College studying Environmental Sciences. When not sailing, she enjoys playing music, reading and being outdoors

Instructors

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Jessie Trimper  started at lWSA as a camper in the summer of 2017and immediately grew to love sailing. She  spent the following few years continuing taking lessons, started as a Junior instructor in the summer of 2020 and this will be her first year as an instructor. Jesse graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School in 2021 and is currently studying paralegal studies in college. In herfree time, Jesse enjoys paddleboarding with her dog rocky, painting, and hanging out with her seven siblings. 

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Tristan Reinhold

Tristan comes to the LWSA from Gilford, New Hampshire and has been a camper, Junior Instructor and now as a full Instructor.  He enjoys sailing and owns is own Bluenose Sailboat.  Tristan also loves playing Lacrosse.

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Murphy Trimper

 

This is Murphy's third year working here at LWSA .  He says "I love it!"  Murphy's hobbies include soccer, lacrosse, sailing, running, and anything on the water!

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Bode McLean

Bode is a long time sailer with the LWSA and regularly crews aboard

 J/80 Sport Boats  as part of Fleet 1 during the sailing season. Bode also enjoys racing his one Laser One Design sailboat. 

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Janelle Hasler  signed up for her first week of sailing camp when she was 11 years old. She loved it  instantly and signed up for two more weeks. The next year of camp, she bought a 420 boat from LWSA. During Covid summers she was thankful LWSA stayed open and she just kept taking the same classes over and over. Anything to sail. Last year was her second year at racing. Who knows where that will go.  When Janelle is not sailing she’s, swimming, skiing, on a  competition dance team, and enjoying friends.

Junior Instructors

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Jasper Opel has been sailing with LWSA since he was 7 years old. In 2020 he had the opportunity to sail a tall ship off the coast of Africa and fell in love with tall ship sailing. He recently earned his keel boat level one certification. He enjoys rowing, mountain biking, and playing the bass. 

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Reed Wilcox

 

Reed is currently living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is super excited to be returning this summer to the LWSA community, this time as a JI. Reed has been sailing with LWSA since I was 7 years old, as a mighty Mini. Reed says "My favorite boat to sail is the J-80. This summer I am most excited about working with all our future campers and staff and having a good time on the lake. When I’m not sailing I love to ski, unicycle, and go mountain biking."

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