Paul joined Sail Able of Nova Scotia in 1995 after a skiing accident. He attended his first Mobility Cup in Vancouver in 1996. For over 25 years, Paul has been deeply involved in disabled sailing, whether participating or organizing. He raced for the Canadian Sailing Team for five Paralympic games and won three medals (Bronze 2000, Gold 2008, Bronze 2016). Paul has organized Mobility Cups and international sailing championships, and is passionate about seeing more people with disabilities discover the joy and freedom of sailing.
Vice-Chair and Secretary
Paula Stone worked as an occupational therapist with children and adults with disabilities for over 35 years. She has been a volunteer with the Association québécoise de voile adaptée (AQVA) program since 1998. She joined the AbleSail Network national board in 2008, serving as Vice-Chair since 2011. Paula is currently the Chair of the AbleSail Network Mobility Cup Committee.
Mark Lambert was introduced to sailing through the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program and has enjoyed the sport ever since. Since 2010, Mark has volunteered with the Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta. When not on the water, Mark enjoys powerlifting, with the goal of one day being able to change the keel line on a Martin 16 without a hoist or crane!
Doug’s longstanding role as the Executive Director for Recreation Integration Victoria saw him managing the accessible sailing program. He co-Chairs the OneAbility Collective Impact Group in Greater Victoria and is currently the Chair of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability. For nearly 40 years, Doug has served on numerous boards of disability non-profit organizations.
Disabled sailing veteran Danny McCoy attended his first Mobility Cup in 1997 before competing for the Canadian Sailing Team at the 2000 Paralympics and numerous world championships. He is a former president of the international 2.4 mR Association and also founded the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario in 1998.
Matt spent 10 years as a professional sailor, working on tall ships, multihulls and monohulls, including three years working aboard the Inventure, a 60-foot power wheelchair accessible trimaran. Now based in Newfoundland, Matt is helping develop Canada's eastern-most accessible sailing outpost!
Introduced to sailing by friends, Vibudh felt an instant connection with the sport and the disabled sailing community. Based in Calgary, he is passionate about supporting the adaptive sailing movement across the country and contributes to the national AbleSail Board, with a focus on promotion and sponsorship development.
Kat's passion for sailing has flourished since she first stepped into an Opti at sailing school over 20 years ago. Since 2011, she has had the opportunity to coach/manage several able-bodied and adapted programs in 4 provinces. Kat fell in love with the Able Sail community when she worked for AQVA (Association Québécoise de Voile Adaptée) from 2017-19 and has been a volunteer for Mobility Cup ever since. After graduating from Concordia University with a BSc in Kinesiology, Kat moved to Halifax to explore the marine community.