INSTRUCTORS

MEG BROGAN ADLEY
MEG BROGAN ADLEY

Program Director I have such fond childhood memories learning how to sail at HPYC and am so excited to return as the Program Director. I am a teacher by trade and have raised 5 children who love sailing. For the past 10 years, I have been at Tabor Academy, where I was selected to revamp their summer sailing program. I am committed to making our program one that is engaging and fun for the whole HP community. I look forward to meeting the people I don’t know and reconnecting with old friends!

TOMASZ DVORAK
TOMASZ DVORAK

Racing Coach / Assistant Director I learned to sail from a young age on Optis, Mirror Dinghies, and the family Knockabout, captained the Falmouth sailing team and skippered for the UMass Amherst team (both in 420s). I also taught sailing at the Woods Hole Yacht Club, Tabor Academy, and occasionally give private lessons. I crewed on the SSV Corwith Cramer and the Liberte, and am pursuing a master's license. I'm very excited to be sailing and racing again on the Cape this summer!

ELLA NIEHOFF
ELLA NIEHOFF

Sailing Instructor Ahoy! At age 8, I started sailing with my dad in Wianno Seniors and eventually joined the HPYC 420 race team. I Sunfish race almost every weekend at HPYC and have participated in various races such as the 420 Hyannis Invitational and the WLYC Sunfish Regatta. I am a rising senior at Hingham High School, where I row varsity crew and run varsity track. I had a ton of good laughs teaching sailing last summer and am excited to make 2021 a summer to remember!

JUSTIN HIGGINS
JUSTIN HIGGINS

Sailing Instructor Hello everyone, my name is Justin Higgins and I am a current freshman majoring in physics at Virginia Tech. I started sailing my freshman year of high school, and have enjoyed every second I have had on the water since. I have had a lot of experience sailing 420’s through my time in varsity sailing at Sandwich High School, as well as in college. I can’t wait to meet everyone this upcoming summer and I am even more excited to get on the water with you all!

TIERNAN O'KANE
TIERNAN O'KANE

Sailing Instructor My name is Tiernan O'Kane and I've been sailing since the age of 8. I started out sailing Sunfish at the sandwich rec program. In 8th grade, I joined the high school sailing team at Sandwich where I first learned how to sail a 420. I am currently sailing at Sturgis West. My love of sailing comes from that moment when the boat is headed perfectly, and you feel on top of the world. I am working toward getting my level 1 certification which should be complete by this summer.

HALLE DEMPSEY
HALLE DEMPSEY

Junior Instructor Hi! My name is Halle Dempsey and I am excited to be a Junior Instructor at HPYC this summer. I am 15 years old and will be a sophomore at Needham High School in the fall. I joined the HPYC sailing program at 7 and have loved to sail ever since. I have been lucky to sail in all different kinds of boats and am currently racing with the Needham High Sailing Team. When not on the water, I also enjoy skiing and playing tennis and golf. Looking forward to a wonderful summer!!

ABBIE CATALANO
ABBIE CATALANO

Junior Instructor Hi, my name is Abbie Catalano and I will be a Junior Instructor at HPYC this summer! This fall, I will be a sophomore at Cape Cod Academy. I grew up sailing at Wianno Yacht Club, and have enjoyed sailing and racing many different boats. This summer, I will continue to sail and race 420s myself. I am also a competitive dancer, and have been for almost 12 years. I look forward to helping each sailor improve and develop their skill sets, while having a great time on the water!