Danny McCoy

Danny McCoy

President
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 founded the Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario in 1998. He has been the chairman of the executive committee of ASN since 2011.
René Dallaire

Paula Stone

Vice-President
Paula Stone has 35 years' experience as an occupational therapist working with children and adults. She began volunteering at the AQVA (Association québécoise de voile adaptée) in 1998 and has been its director of program operations since 2001. She joined the ASN board in 2008 and has served as vice-chair since 2011. She is currently the chair of the ASN Mobility Cup Committee.

René Dallaire

Treasurer
René Dallaire was introduced to sailing in 1994 when he attended the Mobility Cup regatta in Vancouver.  This helped René find an outlet for his competitive spirit and inspired him to found AQVA in 1996. He is currently the association’s executive director and treasurer. He continues to enjoy racing as he has attended most of the Mobility Cup regattas since 1994. René has been on the ASN board since it was founded in 2006.
Mark Lambert

Mark Lambert

Director
Mark Lambert was introduced to the sport of sailing through the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program and has enjoyed the sport ever since. Mark has volunteered with the Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta since 2010, and joined the Board of Directors in 2015, currently serving as Commodore. Mark is also currently a Director at Large for the Alberta Sailing Association. When not on the water Mark enjoys power lifting, with the goal of one day being able to change the keel line on a Martin 16 with out a hoist or crane!
Doug Nutting

Doug Nutting

Director
Doug is the Executive Director for Recreation Integration Victoria, Co-Chairs the OneAbility Collective Impact Group in Greater Victoria, currently is the Chair of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability. Doug was a member of the CSA Z614 Technical Committee’s, Adapted Playspaces and Adapted Equipment sub-committee. He has been a member of the Sport for Athletes with a Disability Committees for both the1988 and 2000 BC Summer Games. Doug has sat on numerous boards of local disability related not-for-profit organizations over the past 38 years.
Amie Renault

Amie Renault

Director
Amie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.Sc. in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, with a minor in Health Sciences and now works as the Coordinator of Services for Recreation Integration Victoria. She has 10 years of experience working with disabled sailing organizations. Amie also serves as the Board of Athletic Programming for DSA Victoria. When Amie is not working or sailing, she enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring the Vancouver Island.
Alan Galley

Alan Galley

Director
Alan is a geological consultant, starting his own company in 2011 after 27 years with the Geological Survey of Canada. He is an avid traveller and sailor, and a newcomer to the AbleSail volunteer program based at the Nepean Sailing Club and to the National Capital Able Sailing Association. He enjoys transferring his knowledge of racing larger keel boats to the challenges involved in helping a great group of sailors with disabilities maximize their competitive experience and joy of sailing. His first Mobility Cup experience was in Kelowna in 2017. He looks forward to enjoying many more years of Able Sail regattas.
 Paul Tingley

Paul Tingley

Director
Paul fell in love with disabled sailing in 1995 and then joined Sail Able Nova Scotia as a member.  He has been advocating the benefits of disabled sailing ever since.
Paul joined the Canadian Sailing Team in 1999 and participated in five Paralympic Games, winning one Gold and two Bronze medals.  He was Chair of Mobility Cup in 2007  & 2018, and is currently a member of the board of Sail Able Nova Scotia.  Paul is  employed as the parasport coordinator for Sport Nova Scotia.
 Matt Debicki

Matt Debicki

Director
Matt spent ten years as a professional sailor, working on tall ships, multihulls and monohulls, including three years working aboard Inventure, a 60’ power wheelchair accessible trimaran.  During his time as captain of Inventure, he  had the great fortune to work with Hillary Lister, training her for her record setting English channel crossing, while at the same time modifying a Soling so that she could sail it solo with sip-and-puff controls. Matt is now based in Newfoundland and is helping to  develop Canada's eastern-most accessible sailing outpost!

 

Sailing gave me the tools, community and knowledge to learn the skills that I use today.

Peter Eagar Canadian Paralympic Team, Mobility Cup champion 2015