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Are you interested in learning more about our camp counselors and race team coaches?  See below to learn a little bit about who you will see all summer.  

 

Coaches & Camp Counselors

Andre Guaragna

Race Team Coach

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Age: 19 years old 
 
Hometown: Miami, FL
 
Attend school at: Jacksonville University 20'
 
How long have you been sailing: I have been sailing for 10 years, racing for 7 years.
 
Have you coached sailing before: Yes, I have been a coach for 4 years. 
 
What is one thing you are lookinf forward to coaching our sailors this summer: I am looking forward to see how the sailors develop to become a better sailor and person than what they were in the beginning of the summer.
 
Fun fact about you: I am a dual citizen of Brazil and the US
 
Describe yourself in 5 words or less:  Hard worker, attentive, committed, honest, and motivated
 

Zachary Anderson

Camp Counselor

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Age: 18
Where you live: Vermilion, Ohio
School you are attending: Miami University
How long have you been sailing: 10 Years 
How long you have been a sail camp counselor/coach: Junior counselor for 4 years, full time counselor: this will be my second year, 6 years total if you’re counting this year
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If I could describe myself to someone who hasn’t met me before in 5 words or less: I’m short and love dogs

Melanie Dobinson

Camp Counselor

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My name is Melanie Dobinson and I am 20 years old. I live in Vermilion Ohio, but I am currently getting my bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio. This upcoming 2017 sailing season will be my 13th year sailing at the VBC and my 3rd year as a full time counselor. Prior to becoming a full time counselor I junior counseled for 3 years as well.>

Greg Pajk

Camp Counselor

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Age: 19
 
Where I live: Vermilion, down the river from the VBC
 
School: University of Akron
 
How long I've been sailing: 10 years
 
How long have I have been a sail camp counselor/coach: Junior counselor for three years, full time counselor for two years
 
One fun fact about me: I'm a triple and I coach with my brothers Jimmy and Luke
 
One thing I look forward to working with our kids this summer: I am looking forward to the days that we can swim
 
If I could describe myself in 5 or less words: I am always hungry
 
 

Jimmy Pajk

Camp Counselor

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Age: 19
 
Where I live: Vermilion, Ohio
 
School Attending: University of Akron
 
How long I've been sailing: 10 years
 
How long I've been counseling: 3 years
 
Fun fact: I'm a triplet
 
What I look forward to for the summer: I look forward to having fun>
 
3 words to describe myself: Trustworthy, Patient, Kind.

Lucas Pajk

Camp Counselor

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My name is Lucas Pajk and I am 19 years old. I live in Vermilion Ohio and I’m currently enrolled at the University of Akron. I am 1 of 3 triplet brothers and we have been sailing for 10 years and Jr. counseling since we were 15. Last year I became a fulltime coach for the advanced morning group and the race team. It was such a privilege to go through the VBC program myself. With the knowledge I obtained from the great coaching I received as a Jr. racer in the ILYA, I hope to give my campers an even better experience than what I had. This is a tall task that can be done with the great coaches and parents we have at the VBC. Last year the race team performed exceptionally and I am very confident we can have an even better showing this summer. If I had to describe myself in 5 words or less I would choose; confident, ambitious, motivated, persistent, and attentive. I can’t wait to be back on the water working with the campers and race team. It’s going to be a great year! 

Luci Rini

Camp Counselor

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25 years young
 
I currently live in Port Orange, Florida right down the street from Daytona Beach
 
I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University but currently work for the Elementary Schools in Volusia County FL as a Speech Clinician.
 
I have been sailing since I was 8 years old so 17 years at VBCSC... does that make me sound old or what?
 
I have been counseling (including Jr. counseling) for 12 years.
 
A fun fact is that I am going to marry my former skipper this upcoming September. We met at sail camp and sailed together on an FJ and Thistle.
 
I am so excited to come back (once again) for another amazing summer. I have never missed a year of camp since I was 8 years old and I am most excited to see the new faces at camp as well as my sail camp family. It never gets old.
 
Describe yourself in 5 words of lesss: Tan, Loud, Dependable, SPF protected