Executive Director


Amy Tripp is a physical education teacher at Gilford High School, as well as a certified lifeguard instructor, personal trainer and volleyball coach. Her teaching, coaching, administrative and extensive work with young people allow her the expertise to oversee the sailing program in the position of executive director. She enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Head Instructor

Ben Crosby is a sailing instructor from Meredith who has come up through the program as a camper, Junior Instructor, and now Operations Director. Ben was involved in many sports such as cross country, skiing, and soccer while attending Inter-Lakes High School. He now attends University of Vermont where he is studying agriculture, and is a member of the sailing team


Catherine McLaughlin  grew up in Gilford, NH and has come up through the program as a camper, junior instructor, and now instructor, having been with the camp for a total of 11 years. She is a graduate of the Holderness School now attends Middlebury College. When not sailing on the lake, she enjoys spending her free time on the ski hill, soccer field, and yoga mat. 

Parker Caswell has been an avid sailor starting classes at age 6,  in Maine. He has experience teaching children and adults first on Peaks island in Maine and most recently at the Squam lakes Association. This is his third year as an instructor. In his spare time he enjoys working on his boats, racing sail boats and spending time with friends.

Clare Shanahan started at camp when she was ten years old and has been a part of the program ever since. She's spent summers on the lake her whole life but lives in Massachusetts and goes to Bancroft school in the off season. In addition to sailing she likes skiing, playing field hockey and reading.

Seth Wilkinson has been a camper, Junior Instructor and is now in his third season as an Instructor. He grew up in Sanbornton, NH. and attends New Hampton School. He has sailed on NH lakes since the age of 9. He enjoys sailing as well as skiing and lacrosse.

Gavin Divelbiss has been with LWSA since 2011 as a camper, JI and instructor.  He grew up sailing on Newfound Lake and Massabesic Lake and is a passionate racer.  He goes to Pinkerton Academy where he is on the crew and swim teams in the off season and loves playing sax in the Jazz Band.


Ian McCabe has been with the sailing camp since age seven and over the years has been a Junior Instructor and is now a second year Instructor. Ian spent his childhood summers on Lake Winnipesaukee with his family and recently moved here full time. As a current senior at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith he is passionate about law and government studies and has interned with the New Hampshire State Senate and looks to pursue this passion further in college. Some of his favorite hobbies include baseball, soccer, skiing, and jet skiing around the lake. 

Junior instructors

Oren Avrahami


Luke Cassidy

Winni Opel

Quinn Shanahan


Riley Trimper

Toby Wilkinson

Ella Fontenot 

Coming soon - all about Ella!

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