Maine Maritime Academy Welcomes New Sailing Coach

Posted on: October 28, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Caroline McNally has accepted the position of Varsity Sailing Coach at Maine Maritime Academy. Ms. McNally is a seventh-generation Castine summer resident and previous director, head instructor, and coach at the Castine Yacht Club.

A life-long sailor, Caroline brings years of experience to the position, as well as a previous connection to the MMA sailing program: in 2009-2010, she taught physical education sailing courses and served as the assistant coach for the Varsity Sailing Team. She is an avid hiker and climber, bicyclist, and yoga instructor.

Upon accepting the position at Maine Maritime Academy, Ms. McNally moved to Castine from Boulder, Colorado, where she had been working as a mountain guide. Previously, she worked as Sail Order Manager at North Sails and Engineering Project Manager at Doyle Sails in Salem, Massachusetts. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Boston University, where she served as Captain of the Women’s Dinghy Sailing Team.

“I’m very excited to be back at Maine Maritime Academy, and to be working with an energetic and motivated team of sailors,” said Ms. McNally.

“We are fortunate to have Caroline join us again at the Waterfront. Her enthusiasm for sailing and her ability to connect with students make her a great asset to the program,” said Waterfront Operations Manager, Dana Willis.

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 18 degree programs in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Year over year, the job placement rate for MMA graduates is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. In 2014 and 2015, MONEY magazine ranked Maine Maritime Academy the #1 Public College in America on their Best Colleges list. For more information, visit