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Rosamund Conroy, Executive Director

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Rosamund joined HMC as Executive Director in late July, 2014. Ms. Conroy leads HMC’s continued efforts to provide community access to the waterfront through its extensive rowing, sailing and maritime education offerings.

Conroy is a Hingham native who returned to her hometown after living overseas for more than a decade. She has an academic background in waste management research and  graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK with a doctorate in environmental sociology. In addition to her academic work, Conroy also has an extensive background in competitive rowing, sports development and community outreach in Ireland, the UK and the US. She has rowed or coached for over ten clubs or universities including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Neptune Rowing Club in Dublin, the University of Limerick in Ireland, CRI and Pembroke College Boat Club in Cambridge, UK. Conroy has also worked at HMC as a senior rowing instructor since 2005 (when home in the summertime) and is delighted to now be at the helm of HMC. She is the mother of two lively little boys and already has them using the erg. You can contact her directly on: rconroy@hinghammaritime.org

Rowing and Sailing Staff

HMC has a staff of over twenty junior and senior seasonal rowing and sailing instructors. Many of our staff members are native to Hingham or the surrounding area although we also have others who have joined our ranks from other states (and countries!).  All of our staff members share a passion for their respective sports, the wonderful harbor environment that we operate within and HMC’s mission of providing safe, accessible community boating to the townspeople of Hingham and beyond.

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Some of HMC’s summer 2016 staff enjoying a sunset on the docks.

Katie Manning, Director of Sailing

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Katie Manning joined the Hingham Maritime staff in 2009 as a youth sailing instructor and Opti Race Coach. In June 2015, Manning took on the role of Director of Sailing and has thrived in the position since.

Katie started sailing at age 7 across the bay at Hull Yacht Club. The HYC “Rookie of the Year” award was the start of many for Katie’s sailing recognition. Katie loves racing, coaching, and sailing for pleasure with friends and family. As a lobsterman’s daughter, Katie has a natural sense of respect for water, and spends a majority of the summer on a boat. Katie holds a current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, First Aid/CPR, and US Sailing Level 1 instructor certification. Katie graduated Endicott College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education- Teacher Licensure and will be an elementary school teacher.

She is proud to see a significant amount of growth at Hingham Maritime Center each year and is excited to see what the future holds!
Katie can be reached at: sailing@hinghammaritime.org

Sara Miller, Director of Rowing

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Sara joined HMC’s staff as a senior rowing instructor in the fall of 2015 and was hired as their Director of Rowing in May 2016. A Marshfield native, Sara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to HMC’s rowing program due to her strong background in both collegiate and coastal rowing, coaching and program management. A former varsity coxswain for the UMass Amherst Men’s Team as well as a collegiate coach for UMass Lowell, Sara has also coached and run programming at Duxbury Bay Maritime School, Essex Rowing Club and at other local and regional clubs. When she is not on the water, Sara also spends the ski season working as a senior ski instructor in both Massachusetts and Vermont.

Sara’s true passion is community rowing, especially programs that are based on the open water. She has many plans to expand and improve HMC’s youth and adult rowing programs and is looking forward to embracing her new role.

Sara can be reached at: rowing@hinghammaritime.org