2022 Officers of CANE... 

CANE Officers are nominated at our annual November Planning Meeting where we also lay out the next year's activities. At the December Holiday Party the new officers are voted for and then assume their new roles. Then with all members' input, the new officers help the volunteer event captains carry out the details of each activity planned throughout the year.  Ideally everyone gets involved & that makes all of our experiences as rewarding as we know they can be. 

Members interested in serving on the board should contact any of the officers with your interest.

Michael Dupin

Michael and his wife Lynn sail their Catalina 30 Wind Seeker out of Hingham (MA). Even though a cruiser at heart, you can find Mike at the Hull's Great Chase and Figawi races. In other sailing responsibilities, Mike is the C30 Editor of Catalina's Mainsheet Magazine ( and the Cruising Captain of Hingham Yacht club.

Vice Commodore
Scott DeHainaut

After a few years in Narragansett Bay, Scott and wife Melanie moved their Catalina 30 Invincible to Fairhaven's West Island.  Their original sailboat was a 22' that they kept in New Bedford, so getting back to Buzzards Bay was a happy return to home waters.

Ross Gilleland

Ross and his wife Lynn sail out Hingham, MA on their 30' Catalina LaRue. Ross dove deep into the ocean at the age of 18 when his family moved from Reno to Boston and bought their first Catalina 25. He quickly enlisted in the US Coast Guard as a reservist, sailed on the schooner Westward, and studied a semester at Mystic Seaport earning a minor in Marine Studies. His longest trip was in 2019 sailing from distillery to distillery for two weeks in Scotland.

Membership Chair
Susan Abdow

Sue and her husband Steve have been sailing on Buzzards Bay for over 30 years. They joined CANE when they bought their Catalina 350 Jester six years ago and love the friendships and support they have gained from being part of this group. They recently relocated to South Dartmouth from Amherst, MA where Sue had worked as a high school teacher for many years.

Web Site
Greg Torok

Fleet Captains


Greg and his wife Dieu sail their Catalina 36 Elor out of Monument Beach and have been plying the waters around Cape Cod for the last 14 years. The first 10 were on a power boat. Greg learned to sail as a teenager while Dieu was (is) learning it all from scratch. Stumbled on this group when we switched back the the light side and bought our Catalina.