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2019 Staff

At HPYC, we are fortunate to employ a group of extremely talented and highly qualified staff members, many of whom grew up sailing at HPYC themselves. Our Instructors are US Sailing Level 1 certified, and many sail competitively or coach in the off season. The HPYC staff looks forward to the start of the sailing season, and are very excited to see both new and old faces at the pier this year.

Program Director: Chris (Toph) White
Toph has been the Program Director at Hyannis Port Yacht Club since the summer of 2010. He taught sailing and racing for many years prior to joining our community, most notably serving as Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club's Program Director for five years. Toph spends his "off season" teaching English at Tabor Academy, where he is also the Head Coach of the JV Sailing Program. He is Level 2 US Sailing Certified, and has competed in Cotuit Skiffs, O'Days, 420s, Lasers and Wianno Seniors. He is a wonderful asset to our program, and we are very lucky to have such a fantastic leader on the water.

Junior Sailing Program Staff

Katie O'Keeffe Assistant Head Instructor
Grace Stafford Sr. Instructor
Tommy Shriver Instructor
Ian Smith Instructor
Mark McCullough Assistant Instructor
Carolina Shriver Assistant Instructor
Olivia Wiatrowski Assistant Instructor
Jessica Andrews Jr. Instructor
Lindsey Filoon Jr. Instructor
Georgia Kennedy-Bailey Jr. Instructor

Dockmaster and Launch Operators



The Board


All HPYC staff members are overseen by the Junior Sailing Committee, which operates underneath the Hyannis Port Yacht Club Board. We thank the Board members, and particularly the Junior Sailing Committee, for all of the hard work that they do through the year to ensure that our Junior Sailing Program runs safely and smoothly.