Pettipaug Yacht Club to Continue Youth Program

Courtesy photo from Pettipaug Sailing Academy
Courtesy photo from Pettipaug Sailing Academy

Valley News Now: With the death last November [2015] of Paul Risseeuw, who for over 50 years led the sailing programs at the Pettipaug Sailing Academy [of Essex, CT], some asked will this mean the end of an immensely popular program for teaching young people to sail.

However, according to the club’s Vice Commodore Kathryn Ryan, this is not going to be the case. “In response to this loss,” Ryan said in a statement, “the Pettipaug Board of Governors has increased our effort to provide the best sailing program in the area.

Read more about the Pettipaug Yacht Club sailing program.