Sailing School Staff

Larry Troyano

Larry grew up with a love for anything nautical. Spending his weekends and days off on the water, mostly exploring the Hudson River and long island sound on the family trawler. Since then he has... Read More

Andew Troyano

General Manager
Andrew got started at a young age getting his first job as a dock attendant at Haverstraw Marina at the age of 14. After a few years of working as dock attendant, lifeguard, and the... Read More

Jim Villone

Yacht Sales
Jim grew up near the Chesapeake Bay and learned to sail at summer camp on a Sunfish. He cruised with family on a small sailboat on the Bay and later sailed 420's in high school.... Read More

Frank Bastone

Yacht Sales
Frank has been an avid sailor and racer for over 30 years, with his ASA 104 certification for Chartering. A Beneteau owner before becoming a Yacht Broker, he has sailed and raced extensively on the... Read More

Bill DeWitt

Sailboat Rigger/Electronics Installer/Troubleshooter: Bill has been boating all his life, building his first boat, a kayak made of canvas over a fir strip frame when he was 12 years old. He has worked with electronics,... Read More

Tom Seybold

Tom Seybold, U.S.C.G. Captain 100 ton master, is just about the most seasoned sailor out there, having spent decades in the marine industry he has just about done it all. After serving in the Army... Read More

Erol Bayar

Erol has been an avid sailor since childhood. As a teen, he learned from Captain Jean Lacombe on Long Island Sound who was among the first to enter in the single-handed trans-Atlantic race on his... Read More

Nancy DeVries

For the last 9 years, Nancy has taught new Beneteau owners and Basic Sailing classes for Great Hudson. She has a USCG Master 100-ton license and is also a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician. During... Read More

Peter Kane

Peter Is an experienced boater with over forty years on the waters of the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, offshore and the Virgin Islands. He is a retired college professor and owner of Osprey Marine... Read More

Douglas Maass

This will be my 51st year of sailing, having started as a camper on Cape Cod sailing Turnabout prams and Mercury sloops. I have owned eight sailboats, ranging from a Mini-fish to a 31-footer, and... Read More

Bill Sneddon

"Fair tides and always the wind at your back!" Captain William Sneddon first learned to sail on a neighbor's Sunfish on Lake Erie. The first boat of his own was a trailer-sailor San Juan '21,... Read More

Tom Steffons

Tom has instructor certifications from the American Sailing Association In Basic Keelboat Sailing, and advanced certifications in Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering, and Coastal Navigation as well as a Coast Guard Captain’s License. He particularly enjoys... Read More