Instructors

Kelly Leibowitz – Program Director

Kelly is a Roger Williams University Alumni, a team race enthusiast and lifetime sailor, she has been the program director at Belle Haven Club and Wickford Sailing Association. While at Kelly was two-time team captain, a three-time All-American, three-time All-New England crew, helped the team secure the 2011 Team Race Nationals win, and played a key role in placing 2nd at the 2012 College Fleet Race Nationals. Before college she competed at Youth Champs and won the US Jr. Women's Nationals as a crew in 2006. She grew up sailing in Niantic, CT and now lives in Salem, MA with her husband. In 2017 she was named to the RWU Athletic Hall of Fame. Last year she was the 420 Race Team Coach, additionally she is the Marblehead High School Fishwagon's coach.

Hunter Zonnenberg – Commodore

Sailing has been a part of Hunter's life since he can remember, first going out on his parent's Rhodes 19. He's been at Pleon for the past 8 years, starting in Opti 1 (now Opti 3) and going through the Opti, Laser, and C420 programs at the club. He's been a Junior Instructor for two years and an intern this past summer, working with both kids and adults around the club.
Hunter also sailed at Milton Academy during the offseason and is looking forward to joining
the Brown Sailing team next year. Hunter's favorite part of Pleon is getting all of the young sailors excited about being on the water and he looks forward to to an amazing summer of sailing and learning!


PLEON is currently recruiting its 2019 staff, so check back here for updates.

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A 501(c)(3) organization