Coach Bios


BYC Youth Sailing Coach Bios

A long-time sailor, Hubert Pelletier started his sailing career at the age of 10 in the Optimist program, moving quickly to the Byte class. Hubert then began racing nationally before achieving a place with the Québec sailing team in Laser radials. While competing in college varsity sailing competitions he started coaching and has not stopped since. For the past 10 years he has coached everything from windsurfers to laser sailors, but his true passion resides with the optimist class. A graduate of Concordia University, Hubert begin coaching with BYC in 2013 and his passion for the Optis became evident very quickly as did his talent for videography. In 2019, he was one of the coaches selected for the National Optimist Team for the North American Championship in the Bahamas. Hubert is always seeking to improve and with his dynamic and joyful attitude he easily motivates the sailors on the water to enjoy their time. More than anything, Hubert inspires a true passion for sailing to every athlete he has the chance to coach. Contact:

BYC Youth Sailing Coach Bios

Nicolas Kim brings a wealth of experience to BYC, having coached with the Quebec Sailing Federation, KYC and RCYC. Nicolas has worked alongside and coached many competitive athletes including Olympians. While he started his coaching career at BYC in 2005, he has been the Head Coach of the Laser team since 2016. In the winter of 2008 while looking for new challenges and opportunities, Nicolas started the International Sailing Academy in Mexico with his friend Vaughn Harrison. A graduate of McGill University, he holds a Master’s in Nutrition. In 2015, following his studies, Nicolas bought a farm near Mont-Tremblant where he practices organic farming. He returned to the BYC Laser Team as coach the following year. Nicolas has a long-term plan to develop a high-performance training program at BYC that will provide youth athletes the opportunities to attain their sailing goals at a national, or even Olympic, level.

BYC Youth Sailing Coach Bios

Alastair caught the sailing bug at 11 years old and hasn’t spent a summer off the water since!  Starting off in the Laser Pico, he has sailed everything from ye-olde CL-16’s to cutting edge Wing Foils, eventually racing Laser Radials for the BYC Laser Race Team.

A graduate of Humber College in Technical Theatre Arts, Alastair joined the BYC coaching staff in 2016 and soon found his niche with Opti Race, where he has remained to this day. Ever animated, he shares his contagious energy and love of the sport with all athletes, especially those he has the pleasure to coach. As a continuing student of the sport, Alastair is always seeking to improve.

If you find yourself in an evening or weekend race this summer, don’t be surprised if you see a familiar face staring you down as you cross the startline; when Opti training is done for the day Alastair switches caps to become Britannia Yacht Club’s Race Officer.  So don’t be Over Early!!

Once the cold sets in you can find Alastair working as a theatrical lighting technician, a grip/electric on film sets, or his personal favorite: being a ski bum.


BYC Youth Sailing Coach Bios

Nic Dolcetti-Koros is an Ottawa native who grew up sailing the Adriatic Sea and Lac Deschenes. After completing sailing school at the Nepean Sailing Club, he began coaching there in 2015. While searching for a new challenge in 2021, Nic crossed the bay to the Britannia Yacht Club to help the team navigate operations during and post-pandemic. He quickly fell in love with the Club and helped establish a team of the finest coaches on the Ottawa river. This will be his second year as the Head Instructor of BYC and 9th year as a sailing coach.


Inspired by the dedication of his own coaches, Nic has specialized as a CANSail 1-2 coach. Now, his goal is to teach and mentor the next generation of sailors and coaches to be thoughtful teammates, encouraging leaders, and mindful individuals. He often says to his athletes and coaches: “We are all professional coaches. We create safe, controlled environments for you to have fun with classmates, practice your sailing, and to trust us.”.