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OUR COACHES

 
 
 
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AMY WILTON HEAD COACH

Amy has been rowing since high school, having rowed Varsity at Litchfield High School [CT] for 4 years, followed by 4 years of Varsity Lightweight at George Washington University. Her GW boat placed first at the Dad Vail Regatta [1987 and 1990] and second in the Collegiate Nationals [1990]. Amy has coached the Wesleyan University’s Novice Women, the University of Vermont’s Novice and Varsity Women, the Middletown [CT] High School Boys, and George Washington University’s Novice Women. Amy taught the learn to row classes for Thompson’s Boat Club [Washington DC], and was the Head Coach for D.C. Strokes Women’s and Men’s Crew. Since 2000, Amy has been teaching sculling at the Craftsbury Sculling Center [VT], teaching week long rowing classes to rowers of all ability levels. Amy has been coaching with Megunticook Rowing since 2015. Amy’s experience is only matched by her enthusiasm and passion for rowing!

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TRISTRAM COBURN

“Tris” Coburn began coaching with Megunticook Rowing in the spring of 2017. Tris started his rowing career with the Durham Boat Club, Durham, NH, in the spring of 1984. He then went to Kent School and rowed eights for KSBC from 1985-1988 under Coaches Hart Perry and Eric Houston. In the summer of 1986, he attended the Craftsbury Sculling Center to work on his techniques. In back to back years (1986 and 1987), his KSBC boats won the NEIRA Championships. He was also the captain of his 1987 eight. Tris and three teammates raced a 4- at the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley, England, in 1987. He lives with his wife and children in Camden.


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BOB PERKINS

Bob fell in love with rowing as a cox from 7th through 9th grade at Noble & Greenough School in Massachusetts.  He twice coxed a four at the NEIRA regatta in Worchester, winning in 1966.  He rowed in the singles event there as a senior, not doing as well!  He went back to rowing as an obsession in 1989 and has sculled ever since.  He was part of forming the Maine Rowing Association in 1993 and organized coached clinics, newsletters and generally promoting regattas put on by the MRA.  Bob competed as a sculler in races around Maine and northern New England, including the Head of the Charles and the Green Mountain Head.  In 1993 he started the Megunticook Mini-Marathon, which was the second longest freshwater sculling race in the United States.  In 2009 he handed that event off to Megunitcook Rowing, but came back to help out when he retired as a lawyer and began to coach with Megunticook Rowing.

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DON SEALES BOATMAN

Don started sculling in the l970’s after college and completing some boat building projects on classic rowing gigs. Building and repairing rowing shells became a passion when Marist College needed an Assistant Coach. Don became more interested in coaching and rigging shells for competition for the Head of the Charles Regatta.  He competed in most of the New York State rowing regattas and all of the major Head Race regattas in Masters events, including the pair, four+,  eight+, singles, doubles, and quads. The motto “any boat, any seat, any time” was a tee shirt worn when looking for mixed masters rowing each summer at the Derby Sweep and Sculls. Retiring in Maine from IBM, he still enjoys all of his antique and state-of-the-art rowing shells - a growing fleet of over 25! Don continues to compete in Maine Masters Regattas.