Ben Stephenson started sailing lessons at PYC when he was seven years old. He has loved the sport ever since! He was a sailing instructor at PYC for the summers of 2020 and 2021. He is currently a student of Kinesiology at U of W and a Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor for the City of Winnipeg. Ben will be spending some time this summer teaching sailing and mentoring our new instructors. Ben looks forward to getting you out on the water!


Gavin took his first sailing lesson at Pelican Yacht Club at the age of 4 in the Wet Feet Program and has been hooked ever since. He participated in CanSail lessons every summer until joining the Sail Manitoba Sail Team in 2019. He has been the U15 Optimist Champion for 2 years in a row and will be attending Canadian Optimist Nationals this summer at Lunenburg Yacht Club, NS. Gavin is looking forward to his first of many years as a coach at PYC and excited to share his passion for sailing with others.