Youth Sailing Program Initiated by Becky Nygren and Coronado Yacht Club

The Director of the Youth Sailing Program at Coronado Yacht Club, Becky Nygren is extremely passionate about sailing and it is her passion that prompted her to instill the same love among the host of young sailors enrolling for the Youth Sailing Program.

Nygren, hailing from Connecticut inherited this interest from her grandfather who was a whale researcher and also worked on tall ships. After completing her Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina with a major in Spanish, she went to Coronado to pursue a career in sailing. She started as a race coach in the Coronado Yacht Club in 2009 and in 2010 went on to be the Director of the Youth Sailing Program.

The Coronado Yacht Club started in a small way and over the years the numbers of students have increased at a steady pace. There has also been advancement in the coaching team and the administrative curriculum. (more…)