I didn’t step onto a boat until I was 28, so becoming Commodore 30 years later probably reflects how much I love the watersport lifestyle. I’ve shared my passion through teaching over 150 beginners to sail and almost as many how to drive motor boats. I’ve competed to a reasonable standard locally, nationally and offshore. I’ve yet to cross an ocean but it’s on the bucket list. Best of all, I have met loads of friendly, like-minded people home and abroad whose stories, yarns and jokes have added to my happiness.
Currently overseeing the Premises And Moorings Committee ensuring the buildings, grounds, moorings and launches remain in top order for our members. I have sailed several different classes over the years both inshore and offshore and currently race a Squib. Previously involved with the running of the Corinthian Otters encouraging our younger members onto the water to enjoy the sport we all love.
I’ve been a member for 30 years, initially with the Otters, becoming Secretary of the Otter Management Committee and Chairman of the UK Cadet Class. The Club became a focal point for our weekends and inevitably I became involved! I have been on House Committee for more years than I care to recall. My sailing centres around the organisational side of racing, happy days as part of the Committee Boat, Team Phoebe, and as a family we enjoy our more relaxed holiday adventures. I can be found, shoreside, most weeks and always look forward to meeting as many members as possible during these times.