Meet the WPSA Flag Officers & Executive Committee

We are a team dedicated to serving the interests of the Wet Pants Sailing Association, our members and our students.  Fostering a love of sailing and community!  Our Flag Officers are the Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore.

Flag Officers

Joseph Klein IV

Joseph Klein IV

Commodore 2020-2021

The Klein Family lives in Sayville. Joe is Senior Vice President of the largest paramedical provider in the USA. He enjoys snow skiing, family time, sailing and boating out on the Great South Bay! Joe has a Pursuit, an Avon and an Optimist for his kids.

Richard Haase

Richard Haase

Vice Commodore

Richard lives in Blue Point with his wife Jessica, sons Ben and Jon along with their dog Callie. He teaches middle school English at Half Hollow Hills where he serves as President of the Teachers’ Association. He’s also an administrator for The New York Center for Teacher Development and president of Membership Solutions, which offer technology consulting for associations. Richard is really into technology, cooking and working around the house. The family loves reading, the environment and social issues. They have an O‘Day DaySailer 17’.

Chris Costa

Chris Costa

Rear Commodore

More to come! As our Rear Commodore, Chris handles our Dry Sail area, so reach out if you want space or information!

Barbara Whitbread

Barbara Whitbread

PSC/Sailing School

Parental Steering Committee (PSC) Sailing School & WPSA Webmaster

Barbara lives in Sayville with her two children. She has a Marketing and Web Design company and when not working or volunteering at WPSA she enjoys genealogy, travel and cultural events.

She brings many years of business and organizational experience and grew up boating. Introduced to sailing more recently through her children and late husband, she loves sailing and learning!

They own a few sailboats - a Catalina 22’, a Vanguard 15’, a Sunfish and are currently restoring a Rhodes 19.

Cell Phone: 631-680-5807

Captain Robert Campbell

Captain Robert Campbell

Financial Secretary

Past Commodore 2018-2019

Bob has been a member since 1972! Married to Pat, he‘s a dad with 7 grandchildren. He was our Head Instructor from 1977-1987, increasing the enrollment from 22 to over 90. Bob was the WPSA Financial Secretary in the 1990’s.

He’s got thousands of miles of boating and sailing experience! For starters, Bob has a USCG 100 Ton Masters License for Near Coastal Waters with Sail Endorsement, a United States Power Squadron Full Certificate, is an instructor for countless classes for cruising and racing, and is well known for being a captain for the Long Island Maritime Museum‘s vintage Oyster Sloop, the Priscilla. Bob has a Marshall 22’ catboat.

Bob was Custodian of the Sacred Pants in 1987, and Commodore in 2019.

Bill Lembeck

Bill Lembeck

Treasurer

Bill lives in Sayville with his daughter, and sails a Hobie Catamaran.

Bill served as custodian of the Sacred Pants Award in 2006 and as Commodore in 2005.

Jennifer McMackin

Jennifer McMackin

Recording Secretary

Jennifer lives in Sayville with her family and is our newest Board member. More details to come.

Glen Rothburd

Glen Rothburd

Corresponding Secretary

Details to come!

Gerhard Pagels

Gerhard Pagels

Past Commodore/Afterguard

Past Commodore 2019-2020

Gerry has lived in Sayville for his entire life and is married with two grown children. By day he is an AVP for Commercial Property & Specialty Risk Claims. He loves snow skiing in winter and you guessed it, sailing is his passion! Gerry sails for pleasure and competitively. He captains a Rhodes 19’ sailboat and a Sunfish.

Ken Boyle

Ken Boyle

Afterguard

Past Commodore 1992-1993

More to come!

Bill Zambriski

Bill Zambriski

Afterguard

More to come!

Charles Huberman

Charles Huberman

Handicap Fleet Captain/Afterguard

Born and raised on Long Island, Charlie has been living in the Oakdale/Sayville area for over 30 years and has been an active member of WPSA.

Flag officer 2004-2006. Previously held positions at WPSA: Fleet Captain, Race Committee Chairman, GSBYRA Delegate - to name a few.

Charles’ son Joesph was an active Wet Pants Junior, going through the ranks of sailing instruction and as WPSA Head Instructor during his High School and college years.

Charles has been active in local and regional Flying Scot sailing, but his real passion has been sailing catboats. Charles is now the Handicap Fleet Captain, which has races Thursday nights through the summer - these are open to all members who wish to race in sailboats of all types.

John Breuer

John Breuer

GSBYRA Representative

John is a longtime WPSA member and is our Great South Bay Yacht Racing Association Representative. More details to come.

John was custodian of the Sacred Pants Award in 2016 and served as Commodore in 2013 & 2017.

Cell: 631-553-5267

Lee Montes

Lee Montes

Sunfish Fleet Captain

More info to come.

Lee served as custodian of the Sacred Pants Award in 2008 and as Commodore in 2004.

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

PHRF Fleet Captain

More info to come.

Dave served as Commodore in 2009.

Ron Homa

Ron Homa

Historian

Ron is our historian, the keeper of the WPSA legacy.

Ron served as custodian of the Sacred Pants Award in 1981 and as Commodore in 1981.

Ted Ostroski

Ted Ostroski

Trophy Chairman

Ted is charged with our trophy awards at our end of season dinner, the Annual Mess. More details to come.

Ted was custodian of the Sacred Pants Award in 1997.

Sailing School

Sailing School

Parental Steering - PSC

The Parental Steering Committee runs the Sailing School. Run by Barbara Whitbread. Have questions?

Please only use THIS email to contact Barbara Whitbread about any adult or youth class issues.

Contact WPSA

Contact WPSA

General Inquires

Have a general question? Drop us a line! Emails received and distributed to the appropriate person based on the subject.

All phone calls to 631-213-9504 go to our voicemailbox, which is checked periodically.

Physical Location:
at Town of Islip‘s Port O’ Call Marina
SE corner Foster Ave & Browns River Rd
395 Foster Avenue
Sayville, New York 11782

Mailing Address:

Wet Pants Sailing Association, Inc.
PO Box #484
Sayville, New York 11782

Member Account Help

Member Account Help

Webmaster

If you are having trouble registering online for events, dry sail and membership, send an email here.
Help for any renewal or other membership questions.

Please only use THIS email to contact Barbara Whitbread about any membership registration questions or issues.