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Our Coaches


Matthew Robertson:

Matthew Robertson enters into his third year with RHYC Youth Sailing entering the position of Head-Coach. Matthew began sailing in the CANSail 1/2 program at the age of 9 and spent all his summer’s on the water from that point forward. With his 6 years of racing experience, Matt’s goal for the summer is to provide a fun and safe environment to develop sailing skills and create a memorable experience for all participants. Matt hopes by doing so, he will be able to ignite the competitive spirit in sailors and encourage growth in their confidence and identity. Matthew is a student at Brock University in the Concurrent Teacher Education program.

  Christine Hutton:

The Royal Hamilton Junior Sailing Program brings a new energy to the yacht club each and every summer. With instructors organizing games and activities on the front lawn, lifeguards offering swimming lessons, the race coaches running warm ups, workouts and morning exercises, enthusiasm can be found all around the waterfront.

Heading into her sixth summer as a coach, Christine Hutton will be returning to the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

Eddie Kristofferson:

Eddie Kristofferson is your 420 CANSail 1/2 Instructor for the 2019 season returning in his third year as a coach! Eddie is excited for a fun summer on the water!


Drake McGillivray:

Drake McGillivray is the Opti CANSail 1/2 Instructor for the 2019 season returning in his second year as a coach! Drake attends Carleton University.

Waterfront Camp
Miriam Loukidelis is our Waterfront Camp Staff. She is a new addition to our team this year. Miriam has a wide range of experience caring for kids: from her frequent babysitting positions, volunteering at a craft club with children to her role as a full time camp counsellor at an overnight summer camp. She has a passion for making a positive space for all kids. Miriam creates a fun environment for all to have a great time. With a variety of activities, everyone will be included.
Miriam is always up for a hike, paddle or a bike ride. She loves the outdoors! In her free time, she is either eating ice cream or volunteering at Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade initiative.
She is looking forward to a great summer at RHYC.
    Arts & Crafts Director 
Finnian Guard joins RHYC junior sail program with 6 years experience at Camp Wanakita. He is taking the position of arts and crafts director this summer! Finn will be responsible for running games and ensuring that the vital experiences that we expect from every camp are shared here at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.
Being a camper for almost his entire life, he understands the core values and principles that camp instills in it’s participants. Finn has multiple years of experience as a counsellor in training and as full time counsellor for kids ages 6 and up. His passion and affinity for creativity will help campers express themselves, enhancing their time on and off the water.
His last summer was spent at Camp Wanakita as an all camp floater. Finn was responsible for day campers under age 10, intermediate campers from 12 to 14, and senior campers 14 and up. Finn also spent two weeks working with special needs campers, gaining many valuable experiences in incorporating specific needs and learning the importance of communication.
Aside from working in the arts and crafts building at Wanakita, Finn also spent a month working as a volunteer in the AGH youth art camps, assisting campers with their projects. He constantly creates in his own time, from music to writing and the visual arts, and personally understands the importance of self expression and what the arts have to offer. In the upcoming school year, Finnian will be attending an undergraduate degree in Architecture.