Dominic Scott
Head Instructor

Rylee Wernoch

I am Rylee Wernoch, a senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where I major in Biology and Environmental Studies. I grew up sailing at Metedeconk River Yacht Club in Optis, Lasers, 420s and Lightnings. I’ve instructed at Island Heights Yacht Club NJ, and, over the last three summers I have worked in Geneva as a researcher and as a sailing instructor to protect and celebrate the Lakes. I am a member of the William Smith Soccer team and I studied abroad in South Africa last year – where I got in some sailing! I am so excited for the opportunity to return to SSA this summer and share my passion for sailing!

Assistant Instructor

Rye Weber

I am Rye Weber and I have lived in Geneva my entire life. In the fall, I will be starting my sophomore year at Cornell University studying chemical engineering. I started sailing at SSA when I was twelve and have been entranced by sailing ever since. I’ve raced 420s at many regattas over the years, along with a couple laser regattas as well. This will be my third year as an assistant instructor and I look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces this summer!

Dominic Scott


All Seneca Sailing Academy instructors have US Sailing Level I certification as well as CPR & and First Aid, Safesport, and concussion training.