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Meet our New Race Team Coach!

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Little Traverse Sailors is thrilled to announce that Corinne Durocher has joined us as Race Team Coach. Corinne brings years of experience as a competitive sailor and race coach, having served in a similar position for the last several summers at North Cape Yacht Club and Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a nationally-competitive sailor throughout her high school and college years, with podium regatta results in Lasers, J/70s, Thistles, Melges 30s, and more. As a varsity member of both the dinghy and offshore sailing teams at the College of Charleston, Corinne competes daily at the highest levels of the sport.  Greg Fisher, the Head Coach of the College of Charleston, describes Corinne as “a spectacular sailor, outstanding teammate, and very effective teacher of younger sailors.”

“We can’t wait for next summer!” said Dan Thompson, LTS Director. “Corinne is a tremendous asset for LTS, with her strong sailing skills and broad experience as a racer and coach. With her help, the LTS Race Team will continue to be a leader in training junior sailors, providing one of the country’s most varied junior race training in our fleet of Lasers, 420s and J/70s, as well as offering experiences in bigger boats.”

Durocher said, “I’m excited to join the program and begin to work with sailors of all ages — especially the Race Team. I love teaching young people, and I’ve already seen how enthusiastic the group at LTS is about sailing—this is a perfect fit. I am eager to join the local sailing and racing community. In addition to this I am also really looking forward to being able to spend my summer in such a beautiful location as Harbor Springs.”

Durocher, a Communications major at the College of Charleston, is also taking on the role of Director of Communications for LTS, helping to set strategy and manage our expanding outreach efforts.  When not at school or working with LTS, Corinne lives with her family in Lasalle, Michigan and sails out of the North Cape Yacht Club.




Little Traverse Sailors (, a 501(C)(3) charitable education organization, has been a leader in teaching youth and adults how to sail for nearly sixty years. The LTS mission is to build lifelong sailors, through offering fun and safe opportunities to learn on-the-water skills at all levels. All LTS programs operate on the waterfront of the Little Traverse Yacht Club on Bay Street in Harbor Springs, Michigan.


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