Day 2 Race shots

Maureen McKinnon

Day 2 Race shots

: Director

: Marblehead, MA : Northeastern Univ; UMass, Boston

: mcktucker@gmail.com

Experience

  • Adaptive Sailing Coordinator, Piers Park Sailing Center ‘07-’12
  • Small Business Owner, Floral Shop, ‘89-’98
  • Previous Executive Board and Committee Experience -
  • Board Member, Greater Boston Chapter, NSCIA, 1993-present
  • Board Member, The Marblehead Festival of Arts, 2004-2006
  • Board Member, Sail Salem Advisory, 2008-present
  • US SAILING’s National Councils of Women’s Sailing and Sailors with Disabilities

Sailing Experience

  • Gold Medalist, 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, SKUD 18 class
  • 2007 US Paralympic Trials, 1st place, SKUD 18’s
  • 2006 US Paralympic Pre-Trials, 1st place, SKUD 18’s, Newport RI
  • 2003 US Paralympic Trials, 3rd place, Sonars, St Petersburg, FL
  • 2009 IFDS Worlds, 5th place, Sonars, Athens, Greece
  • 2007 IFDS Worlds, Silver, SKUD 18’s, Rochester, NY
  • 2008 Rolex Miami Olympic Class Regatta, Gold, Miami, FL Maureen brings unique experiences to the position, often under-represented. The pinnacle of her sailing career was having the honor of winning the first Gold medal for her country in Paralympic sailing with her teammate, Nick Scandone. Unlike most other sailors, she began sailing as an adult at a public sailing center. Her passion for competitive sailing was ignited only after disability and motherhood, thanks to a mentor in the Sonar class.

Presently, Maureen runs an Adaptive Sailing Program at the Community Sailing Center level. In 2009, they received the Outstanding Disabled Sailing Program Award. It is important to note Maureen’s interests and passions reach into many facets of our sport. She looks forward to the opportunity to be a voice often under represented for the value of public community sailing centers, ideas for increased participation and retention of women in our sport and the need for much more growth and retention for the sport overall.

‘89-’98

  • Previous Executive Board and Committee Experience -
  • Board Member, Greater Boston Chapter, NSCIA, 1993-present
  • Board Member, The Marblehead Festival of Arts, 2004-2006
  • Board Member, Sail Salem Advisory, 2008-present
  • US SAILING’s National Councils of Women’s Sailing and Sailors with Disabilities

Sailing Experience

  • Gold Medalist, 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, SKUD 18 class
  • 2007 US Paralympic Trials, 1st place, SKUD 18’s
  • 2006 US Paralympic Pre-Trials, 1st place, SKUD 18’s, Newport RI
  • 2003 US Paralympic Trials, 3rd place, Sonars, St Petersburg, FL
  • 2009 IFDS Worlds, 5th place, Sonars, Athens, Greece
  • 2007 IFDS Worlds, Silver, SKUD 18’s, Rochester, NY
  • 2008 Rolex Miami Olympic Class Regatta, Gold, Miami, FL

Maureen brings unique experiences to the position, often under-represented. The pinnacle of her sailing career was having the honor of winning the first Gold medal for her country in Paralympic sailing with her teammate, Nick Scandone. Unlike most other sailors, she began sailing as an adult at a public sailing center. Her passion for competitive sailing was ignited only after disability and motherhood, thanks to a mentor in the Sonar class.

Presently, Maureen runs an Adaptive Sailing Program at the Community Sailing Center level. In 2009, they received the Outstanding Disabled Sailing Program Award. It is important to note Maureen’s interests and passions reach into many facets of our sport. She looks forward to the opportunity to be a voice often under represented for the value of public community sailing centers, ideas for increased participation and retention of women in our sport and the need for much more growth and retention for the sport overall.

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