PCYC Adds New Sailing Director to Staff

Zeke SailingZeke Fairbank has taken the helm as our Club’s Director of Sailing.  In addition to managing the summer sailing camp, he will be responsible for developing, managing and marketing sailing programs and events, high level coaching, and overseeing the maintenance of the club’s fleets and equipment.

Zeke is a Marine Engineering graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point).  While at the Academy, Zeke actively competed on the collegiate dinghy and offshore sailing teams under the coaching leadership of Gary Jobson, Peter Commette, and Ken Legler.    In 1976, he campaigned a Soling competing in the regional and national Olympic tryouts.  In recent years, he has raced both PHRF and One Design in the competitive Melges 24 class.

In addition to his engineering degree, Zeke has an MBA in Finance from New York University.  He worked internationally for Coca-Cola for 10 years, founded and managed two companies, and has served in leadership positions on several non-profit and industry association boards.

He is married to Judy Smith, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Memorial Hospital, and has three children who are currently in college.