2019 Sailing Season

Fred Nolte


Fred rules the Co-op with an iron grip and his visage is too terrible for a profile picture. Not really. He’s a super sweet and helpful man that works very hard on the Co-op’s behalf. 

(He just hasn’t had time to give the Webmaster a bio so the Webmaster has responded in a  typical Canadian passive-aggressive manner.)

Joel Westereng

Vice President

A member since 2002 Joel has previously been a Boat Captain and Long Term Booking Coordinator. In addition to his role as Vice-President, Joel is also a Webmaster for the Co-op. When not attending to these duties he writes amusing (to him) Executive Biographies.

This is his third year on the Executive. 

Ken Murray


As Secretary, Ken takes the meeting minutes and is able to remind us of all the dumb things we say.  Even so, we are glad that he’s the Secretary.  Ken’s been a member since 2017.

Steve Cook


Steve has been a member since 2012 and you can find him on most club cruises during the season.

Michael Quick

Fleet Captain

Michael may not always row the boat ashore. 

However, Michael keeps the fleet afloat, hallelujah!

Michael keeps the fleet afloat, hallelujah!

Sing it with me!

Graham Dalton

Director at large

As well as being a Director, Graham is Jingersnap’s Boat Captain and is Co-Fleet Captain with Michael.

Get to know Graham, because he’ll get to know you!

Gabriel Mora

Membership Coordinator

If you want to learn more about the Co-op, Gabriel’s your guy! 

If you want to learn more about Gabriel, this profile isn’t going to tell you much.

John Binns

Cruising Coordinator

John is is also the Boat Captain for My Way. He moved to Vancouver in 2013 with little sailing experience and joined the coop in April 2014.  He did a lot of cruising in 2014 & 2015 to gain experience and was awarded his level 5 in July 2015. John’s wife does not sail so he enjoys sailing with other coop members on day sails or cruises.  Because he is still new to BC waters he is always willing to go to a new destination. He is happy to sail in the winter as long as it is dry.  John lives downtown in the West End so prefers to sail out of Burrard and will also use Thunderbird now that we have a slip there.  John is a retired engineer and with a bit of practice, can speak French and Spanish.  

Shawna Little


Shawna lives in Vancouver with her husband & two step daughters. A member since 2017, she enjoys sailing Howe Sound, Southern Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound. 

Tom Mayson


An avid sailor, Tom is also Honeybee’s Boat Captain.

Tom likes to make sure that his boat is the fastest while we are totally-not-racing during club cruises.  It is rumoured he grew his glorious moustache to get catch extra wind in order to sail just that much more faster.


Rebecca Frame

Social Coordinator

A member since 2018, Rebecca has a love for sailing and has been on several club cruises. Her goal is to have complete her Orientation Level 5 and be a full Skipper by the summer of 2019. This is her first year on the Executive.

Vitali Didenko

Director at Large

A member since 2013, Vitali joined the Electrical Team from year one. He loves sailing and sharing this passion with others. You can find Vitali on the water year-round. The season never ends for him. He dreams of sailing into the sunset… maybe across the Pacific to start with.

In addition to being a Director, Vitali is also in charge of the Electrical Team. This is is his first year on the Executive

(Get it? ‘In charge’ — ‘electrical’?  Comedy Gold I tell ya)

Close Menu