Kieran O'Connell grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts where he learned to sail and race at the Eastern Point Yacht Club. Developing a passion for teaching and coaching sailing Kieran has been the Program Director at Eastern Point Yacht Club, Annisquam Yacht Club, and currently lives in Christchurch, Virginia. During the school year, Kieran is the Waterfront & Sailing Director at Christchurch School. Over the past several years Kieran has traveled extensively with the Christchurch team competing in High School regattas as well as C420 events around the country. The C420 team won back to back Triple Crown Titles and back to back CJ Buckley Youth Team Racing National Championships. Kieran's highlight of coaching the Christchurch team came in the Spring of 2019 capping the season off winning the Baker Team Racing National Title.
MASON CHENEY, COMMODORE
This will be Mason's 10th year at Pleon. He sailed and competed in both Optis and Lasers and was a junior instructor for the past two years. He is also an avid skier, including competitive alpine racing. Mason is graduating from St. Paul's School in Concord, NH and will attend Providence College in the fall. His favorite thing to do at Pleon is helping young sailors learn the sport while developing a love of the water.