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Morgan Collins - Sailing Program Supervisor


Morgan has his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s in Higher Education and has completed his course work for a Ph.D. in Applied Sociology and Education. He is a member of the National Faculty of US Sailing, the governing body for sailing in the United States, where he developed the small boat curriculum, is a Regional Training Coordinator and is chairperson of the Community Sailing Sanctioning Committee.

Morgan brings has an impressive list of certifications with him. He is a Level 1 and 2 Instructor, Level 3 Coach, Level 1 Instructor Trainer, Level 2-3 Coach Trainer and is a Safety and Rescue Instructor Trainer. He has decades of coaching and administrative experience. He has coached for the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and University of California, Irvine. For the last 11 years he has served as Executive Director of Sail Sand Point in Seattle, Washington. At Sail Sand Point he created and delivered sailing programs for 1,700 youth and 200 adults, managed and scheduled a staff of 32, managed budgets in excess of half a million dollars, and oversaw the maintenance of a fleet of 134 watercraft.


Will Howard - Head Coach / Assistant Program SupervisorWill-Howard

Will started sailing in the Lake Forest Sailing program when he was 10 years old. Will followed the racing track at LFS and found himself racing Optimist Dinghy around the country and the world. He grew into Lasers which became his favorite boat to race. Will raced Lasers on the international circuit. His Laser accomplishments include being the youngest sailor at the Radial Youth Worlds in the Hague, Netherlands and competing in several High  School National Championships, US Sailing Youth Championships and Men's Single Handed Championships. Sailing for the Lake Forest High School Scouts, Will made it to several team racing and fleet racing national championships in the 420 scholastic dinghy. Apart from racing, he has been teaching young sailors in the community how to sail, race and enjoy the lake since 2009. Will has learned from many greats coaches and is excited for his experiences as a Lake Forest Sailor to come full circle. 

Will attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for two years and graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in Business Management. At LFS, he acts as the Head Coach for the high school sailing racing program and the Optimist racing program and the Assistant Program Director helping with other operations of Lake Forest Sailing. 


Ian Schappe - Assistant CoachIan-Schappe

Ian is another product of Lake Forest Sailing. He's been sailing with the program since 2004 where he started in 420's. Ian was a big part of the LFS 420 race team during his junior sailing career. He competed all over the country in top national events. Ian sailed "A" fleet on the Lake Forest High School Sailing Team, bringing the team to several national championships. Iam won "A" fleet at the 2010 high school fleet race national championships. Like Will, Ian has had a huge role in teaching the sport of sailing to our community's youth. This is Ian's 7th season coaching the high school teams that sail with Lake Forest Sailing.

Ian graduated from Lake Forest College with degrees in Economics and Philosophy. 



Morgan Collins
Sailing - Program Supervisor

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