Regatta Day


Matt Debicki Matt Debicki PRESIDENT

Matt spent ten years as a professional sailor working on tall ships, multihulls and monohulls including 3 years working aboard Inventure, a 60 foot power wheelchair accessible trimaran. During his time as captain of Inventure he had the great fortune to work with Hillary Lister, training her for her record setting English channel crossing while at the same time modifying a Soling so that she could sail it solo with sip-and-puff controls. Matt is now based in Newfoundland and helping develop Canada’s eastern-most accessible sailing outpost.


Kris Drodge, Master Mariner by trade but sailor by choice. Lifelong member of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club having been brought into the clubhouse at the age of 6 weeks old following a voyage from Montreal. An avid contributor and advisor to pleasure boating in the eastern Newfoundland area and founder/organizer/culprit of the Trinity Rendezvous. Making sailing accessible is a passion and while not always visible around the scenes due to work, performs a worthy effort none the less.

Simon Rees Jeff Cook, CPA, CA, CITP TREASURER

Jeff is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). As owner of the public accounting firm Cook+Co, Jeff is well versed in accounting, audit, tax, and information systems. At Able Sail NL, Jeff is treasurer and is responsible for all things numbers.

Pat Barron Pat Barron SECRETARY


Pat Barron Margaret Tibbo

Margaret “Muggs” Tibbo Retired from The Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre where she was a Recreation Specialist/Clinical Leader for 37 years in the Rehab Division. Muggs has been active in creating opportunities for young people to be active in a number recreation and sports, laying the foundation for the start-up of several organizations that provide those opportunities, including various para-sports, para skiing, athletics, wheelchair basketball, swimming, boccia and now sailing. She also served as Manager of the Canadian Para Nordic Ski Team at Paralympic and Para-World games and is a certified coach, instructor and referee for several sports. In 2018 Margaret was Inducted into the NL Provincial Volunteer Hall of Fame.