The perfect team: experienced sailors with a passion for teaching and sailing.
Tori Willauer, Sailing Director
Tori has a strong sailing background in cruising, yacht racing, and dinghy racing. She grew up racing out of Norton Yacht Club in Connecticut and did the 420 racing circuit throughout New England. Tori started out as a junior instructor and worked her way to head instructor, all with US Sailing certification. Her experience with designing and teaching junior sailing programs and as a USGC (100TNC) licensed Watch Officer for HIOBS, TIOBEC and NOLS in Baja brings a wealth of perspective to her new role. Tori is eager to continue building partnerships with area schools through sailing, seamanship, and boatbuilding curricula. She lives in Owls Head with her husband and their three children.
Terry Moore, Seamanship Director
Terry grew up in Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake, spending his formative years aboard boats exploring the tidewaters of Virginia. He became an avid sailor during his junior year in college when he participated in a semester at sea aboard a faro-cement brigantine square-rigger. It was that opportunity to study seamanship with Long Island University’s SEAmester that galvanized his career path. After graduating from William and Mary with a degree in Chemistry, Terry served 2 years in the Peace Corps as a marine fisheries volunteer, stationed on a coral atoll in Micronesia. To this day it remains the most powerful, formative, long-term experience of his life. After the Peace Corps he returned to the states, obtained his USGC (100TNC) captain’s license, and went on to work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the WoodenBoat School, and to run the Eagle Island mail boat on Penobscot Bay for many years while raising his family. If there is one thread that runs throughout Terry’s career, it is his love of boats, the ocean, adventure, teaching, and boat-based education for youth and adults. As Seamanship Director he will serve as Head Instructor of the Community Sailing Program, he will lead expeditions for apprentices and other contract groups, he is instructing the Fisherman’s Academy group during the school year, and managing the new Shop's new Boat Livery Program.
Louisa Crane, Sailing Instructor
Louisa Crane, 17, has been sailing at RCS for more than half her life and is excited for her first year as an Instructor. Sailing on the high school RCS team helped her develop both skills and a love for sailing. A recent graduate of the Watershed School, Louisa will be attending Wellesley College in the fall, where she will join the sailing team, explore a variety of scholarly subjects, and experience life as a college student away from home! Although Louisa has enjoyed many aspects of high school, perhaps the most fulfilling to her was leading a Liberian Education Fund Chapter that raised money for Liberian high school students' scholarships. Last summer she took a break from sailing to grow vegetables at Erickson Fields Preserve through the Teen Agriculture Crew program, which sells produce to local food pantries, Camden Hills Regional High School, Quarry Hill, and a variety of restaurants in Camden and Rockport. Louisa loves being outdoors, gardening, baking and cooking, summer, nature, coffee, and sailing.
Aidan Gordon, Sailing Instructor
Aidan Gordon, 19, is spending his 5th summer as a sailing instructor at Rockland Community Sailing this year. A resident of Rockport, Aidan has recently returned home from hiking the Appalachian Trail during a gap year between high school and his freshman year of college at Boston University. Aidan and his brother, Devon, hiked the 2,200 miles in two sections, getting the chance to experience living in the woods during every season. They are in the process of writing a book about their travels and the community of hikers they met along the way. At home, he loves to spend his time on the water. A sailor since childhood, you can often find him either on his small family keel boat or with the high school sailing team in the fall. In the winter and spring, Aidan would ski and play goalie for the Camden Hills lacrosse team. Sports aside, he thoroughly enjoys helping others. Aidan was involved with school clubs such as National Honor Society and the Liberian Education Fund in addition to being his class president at Camden Hills High School. He has been involved with his community far before high school. For 15 years, he and his two siblings have been playing volunteer concerts at Windward Gardens Retirement Home each month. Aidan's hobbies include playing music and writing, both of which he is very passionate about. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, which includes the Community Sailing family, that he is ecstatic about being a part of for another summer.