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.
Having started sailing at the age of 8 from Chalkwell beach in a Heron Dinghy with my parents I have always had a passion for the water and all things outdoors. I left sailing behind in my 20s & 30s in favour of climbing and mountaineering & came back to the water with the birth of my children thinking it would give me more time at home…. little did I know… We as a family have made some great friends at the Corinthian through our Dinghy sailing and the Otters which I am proud to be a part of. The Otters have a great management team, from parents to the Senior Otter Flag officers.