New Program Director Takes the Helm

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center (MDICSC) has added a program director for the full season, thanks to drastic growth in program attendance.


Kip Warren, MDICSC’s Volunteer of the Year from 2009, is stepping in to guide all of the programming at the center. “Last year I had a program director during the summer months but this time we have increased the job to spring and fall,” said MDICSC’s executive director, Glenn Squires. “Kip is helping part-time now, he will be full-time during the summer and will go back to part-time during the fall again.”

Because Mr. Warren has been involved at the MDICSC for several years, he is familiar with the facility and what it offers. That should allow him to hit the ground running in his new position according the Mr. Squires.

Mr. Warren has a strong background in sailing. “I started sailing when I was in high school at Manchester High School in Massachusetts. Then I went to Merrimack College where I was on the racing team for four years,” Mr. Warren said. “We raced against the likes of Tufts and MIT on the Charles River. So I have had a lot of dinghy sailing and racing in my background.”

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