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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.

Paula Mueller

Paula and her husband Steve sail their Catalina 350, Brilliant, out of Wareham MA with their blind Siamese cat, Sebastian.  Marthas Vineyard is their favorite New England spot, but they also spend time in Boston Harbor visiting their children and grandchildren.  In addition, they just started sailing a Nonsuch 30, Southpaw, in southern FL in the winter months.  Paula & Steve have  been sailing together for over 25 years and they are both licensed captains.  Paula has previously served  as CANE’s Commodore, Vice-Commodore, and Membership Chair.

Vice Commodore
Karen White

Karen and her husband, Kevin, literally grew up day sailing their 22’ Marshall Catboat, Manatee, on Cape Cod Bay out of the Sandwich Marina. In 2017, they decided to give the cruising life a try and upon the recommendation of a friend, bought their Catalina 350, Gypsy Rose, and joined CANE. CANE has not only been informational, but true friendships have been established as well. They look forward to many sailing adventures yet to come.   

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
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 (, the Cruising Captain of Hingham Yacht club and past commodore of CANE.

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