Coach Jim Hoar, Program Director (

34 Years Experience as Program Director

Coach Hoar started the Yarmouth Sailing Program in 1982 with the assistance of the recreation department, and remained its Program Director through 2015. He began his sailing at Wessagusset YC in Weymouth, sailing Turnabouts, Hustlers, Snipes, 210’s and the Olympic class Tornado’s.

Coach is a Quincy native who graduated from Bridgton Academy and Bridgewater State College with a degree in Special Education. He received a Master’s Degree in School Administration – and has 30 additional credits. Coach began his teaching career in Abington and moved to the Dennis Yarmouth school system in 1980, teaching special needs in math, study skills and history.

Coach Hoar is currently the President of the Mass State Track Coaches Association; has been coaching Cross Country &Track for 43 years, still coaching at Dennis-Yarmouth High School. He was elected into the MSTCA Track Coaches Hall of Fame in 1994.

Ed Martin, Assistant Program Director

28 Years Experience as Assistant Program Director

Ed had been with Coach Hoar and the Yarmouth Sailing Program for 27 years prior to joining Sail Cape Cod.

Ed is an Arlington native who summered in Yarmouth his entire life. He graduated from Springfield College with a B.S. degree in education, and has a Master’s Degree From Cambridge College in School Administration. He is a retired teacher from the Cambridge Schools system for 35 yrs. Has been married to Mary Lou for 44 years and have three grown children – Katelyn, Courtney and Ryan and have 5 grandchildren

Kerry Walsh, Program Coordinator   (

12 years Experience as an Instructor – US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor – US Sailing Adaptive Sailing Instructor – Boating Safety Certificate – CPR & First Aid certified- Safe Sport Trained

“I began sailing with Coach and Mr. Martin when I was 3 years old. When I was 14, I began instructing sailing. I graduated from Shepherd Hill Regional High School in 2012 and went to the University of Rhode Island to earn my bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and minor in human development and family studies.. I completed my Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at the State University of New York at New Paltz in May 2018. In the summer of 2018, I became the program coordinator for Sail Cape Cod. I look forward to spending another summer on the water with my sailing family and spreading the love of sailing to others!”

Patrick Stevenson, Sailing Instructor – Adaptive Program

Certified Professional Ski Instructor of America- Adaptive – Boating Safety Certificate – US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor – CPR & First Aid Certified

I grew up spending every Summer on the Cape, and I can’t imagine life without the ocean. From fishing to sailing with friends, I did everything I could to spend as much time as possible in the cool sea breeze. When I started high school, I had the opportunity to start sailing competitively, which I have really enjoyed. In the Winters, I get to explore another passion of mine: adaptive skiing. I began skiing when I was 4, and over the past several years I’ve joined an adaptive skiing program called New England Disabled Sports (NEDS). I consider myself very fortunate for the opportunity to work with the incredible individuals who, despite their physical or cognitive challenges, still get out on the slopes skiing. NEDS has shown me how much outdoor recreation can impact people’s lives. I am a strong believer in the power of being outside and staying active. I look forward to being able to combine my passion for the water with my passion for adaptive sports! I graduated from Noble and Greenough in 2018 and will be attending Middlebury College next year.

Lily Morrice, Sailing Instructor 

2 Years Experience as an Instructor- US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor- Boating Safety Certificate – CPR & First Aid certified

I began sailing when I was 5 years old and have enjoyed coming back every summer since. I became a junior instructor at the age of 13 and it has been a job I’ve enjoyed very much. I currently attend St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, MA. I play for my school’s soccer team, and enjoy playing tennis and golf in my free time. I love sailing and teaching every summer is something I look forward to year-round.

Daniel “DJ” Faivre, Sailing Instructor

5 Years Experience as an Instructor – US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructor – US Sailing Level 2 Certified Instructor – NASBLA USCG Recognized Safe Boating Certification – CPR & First Aid Certified- Safe Sport Trained

I have been sailing since the age of six. I started learning to sail on sunfish, then moved on to gain experience in sailing Optimists, Lasers, Cape Cod Knockabout’s and then 420’s and bigger sailing yachts. I have competed in Sailing Regatta’s all over Cape Cod and the Islands and was a member of the Race Team at Bass River Yacht Club. I teach both children and adults to sail and serve as a coach of the Special Olympics team here at Sail Cape Cod. In the Fall, I will be entering my Senior year at South Shore Charter Public School. Where I am the cross country team Captain as well as the track team Captain at school. When not on the water, I’m usually preparing for my next race on land.

Jana Gailiunas, Adult Sailing Instructor
-17 years sailing experience -Sailing Coach at Saint John Paul High School -Collegiate Sailor at the University of Vermont -US Sailing Certified Instructor -Boat Safety Certification -CPR and First Aid Certified.
“Sailing has always been a huge part of my up-bringing here on Cape Cod. At age 8, I began racing optimists and continued racing since then. I raced 420’s in high school and during the summer. In college, I raced for the University of Vermont. I graduated in 2016 with a BS in Business Administration. Soon after undergrad, I enrolled in UVM’s MBA program. In August of 2017, I graduated with a Masters of Business Administration. Since then, I’ve moved back to Cape Cod and currently run a small business with my sister. Whenever I get the chance to sail, I take it. I look forward to sailing with you all this summer!”

Danni Hayes, Sailing Instructor

5 Years Experience as an Instructor – Boating Safety Certificate – CPR & First Aid certified

I started sailing 13 years ago, when I was 10 years old. I started working as an instructor when I was in high school and continued into college. After taking a break for a couple of years to take summer classes, I’m back and couldn’t be happier. I’m originally from Southborough, MA, and I currently attend Ithaca College in upstate New York. This summer, I’m working at CCOPT for my last clinical affiliation and in August, I will officially earn my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I love being on the water, so this is the best job possible. Besides being on the water, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going running, and being outside. I’m looking forward to another awesome summer!

Fiona Hyotte, Sailing Instructor 
Boating Safety Certificate – Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid
A New Hampshire native, Fiona summers each year on Cape Cod. Sailing since age seven, she enjoys the challenge as well as the excitement of the sport. Landlocked during the winter, she particularly enjoys working in the adaptive program with individuals with cognitive and/or physical adaptation needs. Fiona believes it is a privilege to sail with those who work to develop their strengths in the face of various adversities. Fiona currently attends Campbell High School and is a member of the Student Council. When not on the water, Fiona enjoys spending time with her family, Irish dancing, and being in the sunshine
Aidan Hyotte, Sailing Instructor 
Boating Safety Certificate, Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid
Aidan has been sailing on Lewis Bay since age 7. He is going into his junior year at Campbell High School. Sailing each summer on a variety of boats, he has learned sailing techniques and safety practices from Coach Hoar and Mr. Martin. Aidan loves being on the water and looks forward to spending the summer with his friends on Cape Cod. He also enjoys golfing and hiking in the woods of New Hampshire.

Kelsey Lotti

13 years experience as a sailing instructor – US Sailing level I certified instructor – US Sailing adaptive sailing certified instructor – Boating safety certificate – Safe Sport trained

I found my love for the sport of sailing at a very young age when I began with Coach Hoar in Lewis Bay at the age of four and became an instructor at age fourteen. I have experience teaching many ages and levels of sailing; instructional, racing, and adaptive to name a few.  I graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in 2011 and then attended Norwich University in VT, where I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences in 2015. I then continued on the path of education; graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 2018 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I am now a full time employee at Broad Reach Rehab at Liberty Commons in Chatham as an inpatient PT. After taking two summers off and away from the water to finish my clinical degree; I am thrilled to rejoin the Sail Cape Cod team and share my passion of sailing with others.