Katy J. Perrin, President

  • BFA in Mixed Media from Augusta State University
  • Co-Owner and Creative Operations Manager of Perrin Woodworking
  • Moved to Charleston in 2001 to serve as Head Instructor at ChYC
  • Served as Race Coordinator for Charleston to Bermuda races from 2002-2006
  • Races E-Scow, foils on Waszp, cruises aboard Frers 24 “Spirit”
  • Mentor for Women on the Water
  • Serves on Race Committee for Local and National Regattas

Sylvia B. Galloway, Treasurer

  • NOAA Laboratory Director, retired
  • Adjunct Professor, MUSC – Biochemistry; CofC, Grice Marine Biology Program
  • Past President Sigma Xi, Charleston Chapter
  • Secretary to Southern Association of Marine Laboratory Directors, retired
  • Member of ChYC, SIYC, CORA and SAYRA
  • BS – Syracuse University; MS – SUNY Syracuse; PhD – MUSC, Biochemistry

Lee P. Casey, Secretary

  • Wholesale Insurance Broker with Maritime Program Group in Charleston, SC.
  • Graduate from Vanderbilt University
  • Passion for boating and involved in marine industry since 2002
  • Worked in marketing for the Waterway Guide, finance specialist for Essex Credit, then Scott Financial Services
  • Most recently a Southeastern Regional Manager for Sterling Associates

Nancy B. Hanckel, Board Member

  • 15 years of experience coaching sailing
  • Level 1 and Basic Keelboat certified instructor
  • Bachelor of Science from Clemson University 
  • Avid racer of dinghies and keelboats

Scott Herman, Board Member

  • Founded IEP Answers – iepanswers.com
  • Inspired and helps create Camp Cool, state’s only Autism Sailing Camp
  • Former board member of Clearwater Yacht Club, Lake Forest Yacht Club, and Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation
  • Chicago Mac Race finisher
  • Lucky enough to have lived in Charleston twice
  • Husband to an awesome wife and two amazing boys

Windy Key, Board Member

  • Grew up sailing at Columbia Sailing Club and on the SAYRA Circuit
  • Worked with Communtiy Sailing and STEM Education at US Sailing
  • Currently sails lasers and VXOne’s
  • Account manager at Cisco
  • Helen Hanley Memorial Fund Chair for SAYRA

David M. Loring, Board Member

  • 20 year non profit technology solutions veteran at Blackbaud 
  • Won three world championships
  • Nominated for the 2009 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year
  • Currently races the Foiling Moth and Waszp
  • Father of three wonderful kids

Dan Rogge, Board Member

  • President / Chief Strategist, Rogge + Associates 
  • Alumnus of Mercer and Vanderbilt Universities
  • Third generation sailor
  • Active in J24 fleet
  • Interested in enhancing relationship of people to the natural world

Steven D. Shapiro, MS, DMD, MD, Board Member

  • Retired Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Roper St Francis
  • He is a Board Certified Medical Geneticist
  • Founding father of Charleston Community Sailing
  • Lifelong sailor whose passion lies in catamarans. 
  • Member of the James Island Yacht Club and CORA

Christopher R. Sullivan, Board Member

  • Owner and Executive Chef of Harvest Catering
  • Enjoys sharing his passion of sailing with his children
  • Avid racer of dinghies and keelboats

Catherine C. Swanson, Board Member

  • Began sailing at the age of 7 on Lake Norman, NC. 
  • Was the YFlyer JR. national Champion and won two US Sailing Women’s Championships, Adam’s Cup
  • Raced on the Clemson sailing team and has stayed active in J24 sailing, J35 and J105 racing.  
  • Coached high school racing at Ashley Hall for over 10 years and is presently coaching the Academic Magnet team.

Chip Till, Board Member

  • Grew up in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Graduate of Georgia Tech – BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • 24 years of Engineering, Management and Sales experience with Johnson & Johnon
  • 20+ years of J/24 sailing experience including US, Canada, Italy and Japan
  • US J/24 Class President 2017-2018
  • ChYC Rear Commodore 2018
  • Certified US Sailing Race Officer and Judge
  • SAYRA Race Management Chair