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.
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.”.