Coach Bios

HUBERT PELLETIER, OPTI RACE TEAM COACH

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: opticoach@byc.ca
NICOLAS KIM, HIGH PERFORMANCE RACE TEAM COACH

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.