Board of Directors

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.
Paula Stone
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.
Stephen Hunter
Stephen Hunter
Director
Stephen Hunter has been sailing since the beginning of the 1970's.  He became involved with the Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia in 2003.  He is currently the program director for the sailing and hiking (Trail Rider) programs and the boat donation program of the Disability Foundation of British Columbia.  He has organized two Mobility Cups in Vancouver, in 2006 and 2010, and has been a member of the ASN board since 2012.
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!
Robb Lawrence
Robb Lawrence
Director
Robb Lawrence joined DSA-Alberta in 1999, both as an active member and as part of the board of directors.  Since then he has become a strong advocate of disabled sailing and competitive racing.  Robb has attended several Mobility Cups as a racer and a coach. He helped to organize the 2005 event in Calgary. Currently he is the president of DSA-Alberta and the race coach for new sailors interested in participating in the Mobility Cup. Robb joined the ASN board in 2012.
René Dallaire
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.
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 Renaud
Amie Renaud
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.

 

 

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