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Our Team

Our experienced staff of US Sailing Certified Instructors is dedicated to providing students with the highest quality instruction available. All instructors have current Red Cross Certification in CPR and First Aid. Our race coaches bring years of racing experience to the program and are US Sailing Level 1 Certified. Most of our staff learned to sail right here at Ipswich Junior Sailing!

Our Sailing Program is actively supervised and managed by the IJS Board of Directors and Committee members. Through their oversight and leadership safety, fun and continuous learning remain the hallmarks of our program.

Meet the Board and Committee Members

To read a complete biography of each board member, click on their headshot.

Peter Twining


Peter Twining is President of the IJS Board of Directors.  He initially joined the Board in 2014 as Treasurer.  He was first introduced to IJS through sailing and racing 420s…

Steve Clarke

Vice President

  Sailing for 40+ years, current boat is a Sabre 32 Past Rear Commodore, IBYC Past Treasurer of Ipswich Junior Sailing Webmaster “For young people sailing is fun, builds character,…

Mark Avenmarg


Mark joined the IJS board in 2017, having enjoyed two seasons of 420 racing in the IJS Adult Racing program. A native Michigander, Mark started sailing in his early teens,…

Debbie Jaferian


Debbie Jaferian moved from the Berkshires to Ipswich with her family in 2018. Debbie served at the Executive Level of a large healthcare company as a Registered Physical Therapist in…

Shawn Greene


Shawn Greene is a parent of a former IJS sailor and staff member and long-term board member. He is an engineer by training and assists with boat maintenance and storage.…

Noah Rogers


Noah Rogers joined the IJS Board in 2023. He is well-versed in sailing and our program. He sailed and raced for Ipswich Junior sailing for six years, then worked at…

Eric Getchell


Eric Getchell joined the IJS Board in 2023. He is a lifelong sailor and has avidly sailed both the South and North Shores, Lake Champlain, as well as numerous locations…

Peter Choma


Peter is a parent of an IJS race team sailor. He joined the board in 2024 following years of corporate and PTO board membership. After growing up and living in…

Stephen Miles

Committee Member

Steve Miles is a member of the IBYC, a parent of a former IJS sailor, a volunteer at IJS and an avid 420 race participant with other volunteers (yes IJS…

Are you interested in volunteering on the Advisory Committee or on the Board?  Please contact our president, Peter at [email protected] or call 978 412-4412 and leave a message.

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