Evan was raised in the BVI. He spent his formative years sailing, surfing and wind surfing - and wearing shoes as little as possible. He was on the tiller by age three and won his first dinghy regatta at age 10. Evan relocated to Rhode Island to complete his high school years and attend college. After completing his Associates degree at High Point University, Evan decided to change tacks and pursue his passion for sailing and his gift for teaching. Evan holds a degree in Marine Systems from the internationally recognized International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) and is an ABYC certified technician. He is ASA instructor certified through Catamaran Cruising and a US Sailing instructor. Evan runs the Jamestown, RI school in the summer and heads Swain’s BVI base in the winter months.