Our friends at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT have appointed Alicia Martorella Poole as the new Club Manager.

“Alicia, a lifelong sailor and racer, has leadership experience both in yacht clubs and community sailing programs, and has been recognized for promoting sailing,” said CPYC Commodore Charlie Kreitler. “She comes to us from SUNY Maritime College, where she is the Assistant Waterfront Director and Director of Waterfront Programs. She has held roles at The WaterFront Center, Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, and others. Her responsibilities included recruiting, training, and managing staff; developing and marketing programs; teaching sailing and powerboat skills; and coordinating fleet maintenance.”

“Alicia has been recognized twice by US Sailing,” Kreitler continued. “She is the recipient of the 2020 Jim Kilroy Award for Outstanding Outreach and Inclusion and the 2015 Outstanding Sailing Director awards. She holds numerous certifications from US Sailing, including Instructor Trainer, Race Management Officer, and National Faculty. She is a New York State Emergency Medical Technician and is working toward a USCG Master’s license. Of the many candidates in the search process, Alicia best demonstrated the required mix of sailboat racing knowledge, management skills, and an outstanding fit to Cedar Point’s unique culture and community.” ■