Zachary Leonard
Zachary Leonard
Title: McNay Family Director of Yale Sailing
Phone: 203-483-5505
Email: zachary.leonard@yale.edu
Previous College: Yale '89

Zack Leonard has been the Head Varsity Sailing Coach at Yale since 2002. Leonard has led the program to five national championships and to the 2009 Fowle Trophy for team of the year in college sailing. As an undergraduate at Yale, Leonard was named an All-American and served as the captain of the sailing team. Leonard started his collegiate coaching career in 1987 when he led the US Coast Guard Academy varsity sailing team during a leave of absence from Yale.  From 1989 to 1992 he was head sailing coach at Brown University where the team won a Fowle Trophy. After a break from coaching, Leonard returned to Yale in the fall of 2000. Under his guidance, the Yale team began to steadily climb the national rankings. In 2002 the team was promoted from club to varsity status. During his tenure at Yale, Leonard has led the team to five ICSA National Championships and a total of 29 podium finishes at the national championships. Most recently, in the spring of 2014, Leonard coached the Bulldogs to wins at the Team Racing and Co-ed Dinghy National championships and a repeat win of the Fowle trophy.  Since 2004 the Yale sailing team has produced 72 All-American Sailors. Yale student-athletes have also been successful in Olympic level competition. Isabelle Kinsolving '02 represented the United States in the 2004 Athens Olympics in the Women's 470 class, finishing 5th, while Stuart McNay '05  and Thomas Barrows '10 represented the United States and US Virgin Islands at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Mcnay again represented the US at the London Olympics along with Yalie Sarah Lihan.  Leonard is a 4 time US Team Racing Champion (Hinman Trophy) and the UK Team Racing Champion (Wilson Trophy). He’s won US and Canadian National Championships in the Tornado and a US title in the Vanguard 15. Outside college coaching, Leonard has served as the head coach of the US International 420 team since 2001, a coach of the US Olympic Sailing team at numerous world championships and a coach for the US squad at the 1993 Goodwill Games. During 2011 Leonard served as coach of the Women's 470 Class for the US Olympic team.  Leonard was named the 2006 National Coach of the Year by US Sailing's Olympic Sailing Committee and currently serves as a member of the US Olympic Sailing Committee.

Bill Healy
Bill Healy
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 203-483-5505
Email: william.healy@yale.edu

As an Undergraduate Bill Earned All-American honors in 1991, 92 & 93.  After graduating St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Bill became the Varsity Dinghy Coach for the US Coast Guard Academy from 1996-2000.  Healy also coached numerous US Youth Championships and a Youth World Championship.  After a short stint outside the coaching world, Bill became the Assistant sailing coach for the Bulldogs in 2003.  Since then the Elis have won eight National Championships.  Healy is also an accomplished sailor.  Having won just about every major U.S. International 420 regatta, Healy is a perfect match for the fleet of Yale 420's.  In 1994 Healy was a member of the US Sailing 470 Team and is National, North American or Mid-Winter champions in 5 different sailing classes.

Zeke Horowitz
Zeke Horowitz
Title: Assistant Coach
Previous College: College of Charleston '12

Zeke Horowitz grew up in Sarasota, Fla. where he quickly took to sailing and began racing in the Optimist Class at the age of nine. His Optimist racing took him all over the world and inspired his passion for sailing and the camaraderie that comes with the sport. He continued on to race in other dinghies and small keel boats throughout high school, and developed another passion along the way - coaching. Zeke attended The College of Charleston in South Carolina where he was selected as an Honorable Mention All-American twice, as well as an Academic All-Conference All-American. Zeke was team captain his senior year, and led the Cougars to their first ever ICSA Team Racing National Championship. Since graduation in 2012, Zeke has been working as Director of Sailing at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, Conn., where he teaches beginning sailing to both kids and adults, as well as coaches the racing members in both fleet racing and team racing. Zeke's sailing resume includes six national championship titles in various classes and disciplines. He is currently active in the national team racing circuit as well one-design racing in J-70s, Etchells, Flying Scots and Lightnings. Zeke spent his first season coaching the Bulldogs in the spring of 2014 which culminated with wins at both the ICSA Team Racing Championship and the ICSA Coed Championship, as well as a close second place finish in the ICSA Women's National Championship.