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Who's who in 2021

Management Committee

The Management Committee (ManCom) is made up of volunteers elected annually to manage the affairs of the Club. The committee agrees budgets and approves all Club expenditure and use of the Club's facilities.

Commodore: Phil Palmer

Chairman of the Management Committee. Responsible for the overall running of the Club and maintaining communication with SSC Trustees.

Vice Commodore: Jason Clark

Responsible for all aspects of sailing, including berthing, moorings, car park and the beach area.

Rear Commodore: Greg Vaughn

Chairman of the House Committee (Galley and Bar). Responsible for the upkeep of buildings inside and out.

Honorary Secretary: Sue Younghusband

Equivalent to a Company Secretary, ensures Club administration is in order including all insurances and licences. Also records Management Committee minutes.

Honorary Treasurer: Mike Younghusband

Responsible for receiving monies and paying accounts. Produces budgets and management accounts and deals with the Club's external reviewers.

Sailing Secretary: Rob Baker

Chair of the Sailing Committee running the sailing aspects of the Club and the employment of the Bosun.

Membership Secretary: Tim Jenner

Oversees all aspects of membership including applications, renewals and all records thereof.

RYA Principal: Gary Richardson

Responsible to the RYA for ensuring that the Club complies with RYA guidelines and achieves maximum benefit from its membership.

Social Team Events Coordinator: Mike McVey

Coordinates the Social Events Team.

Sailing Committee

The Sailing Committee (SailCom) is made up of volunteer members who have been elected to run the sailing aspects of the Club for the benefit of all members. Responsible for the sailing requirements including, but not limited to the sailing programme, training, racing, sailing and the provision of facilities.

The committee members have various skills and roles to help all aspects of sailing at the Club.

The Commodore and Vice Commodore are ex-officio members of SailCom.

Sailing Secretary & Safety Team Co-ordinator: Rob Baker

In overall charge of the SailCom and sits on ManCom. Agrees the sailing budget and the year's action plan with ManCom and then delegates authority and responsibilities to the members of Sailcom to deliver the plan. As Safety Team Co-ordinator, produces and runs the Safety Team lists

Chief Instructor: Mike Cemm

Responsible for delivering all the adult and junior training. First point of contact for approving member's use of club boats and annual sailing statistics.

Training Course Coordinator: Alan Gould

Responsible for organizing training courses and keeping records of qualifications.

Junior Training Coordinator: Phaedra Radestock

Organises the large team of volunteer helpers and instructors so that the Club can provide the Saturday morning junior training programme.

Fleet Captains

The Fleet Captain is the point of contact for those people who want to sail within that Fleet. Fleet Captains should represent Fleet concerns and make suggestions to SailCom.The Adult training fleet captain co-ordinates Tuesday evening training.Fleet Captain responsibilities are to:

  • Ensure that existing sailors are encouraged to get on the water regularly.
  • Ensure adequate opportunities for fleet racing within the Club programme.
  • Coordinate action relating to queries on race results within their fleet
  • Communicate regularly with fleet sailors and propose fleet social events.
  • Help new sailors within the fleet to develop confidence and start racing.
  • Represent the fleet at Club committee level.
  • Liaise with Class Associations if required.
  • Organise race training with external RYA instructors if required, in conjunction with the Sailing Secretary.

Dart 18s Fleet Captain: Richard Miller

ILCA (formerly Laser) Captain & Race Results Co-ordinator: Tim Page

Handicap Fleet Captain: Klaus Harris

Social Sailing and Cruising Coordinator: Tony Land


Tuesday Night Fleet Captain & Training Co-ordinator: Hatty Fawcett

Responsible for working alongside the Chief Instructor to organise, promote and deliver Tuesday night training

Other key roles

Mooring & Berthing Officer: Mike Cemm

Contact for:

  • Purchasing, renting and maintaining Club moorings.
  • Annual or temporary dinghy berthing at the Club. The Berthing Team Mike Cemm, Tim Jenner and Jason Clark organises layout and berthing of members' boats on beach. The team liaises with the Membership Secretary regarding collection of fees and monitors usage, seaworthiness and security of boats.

Bosun: Mike Mombrun

Responsible for safety boat and Club boat equipment maintenance

IT Projects Manager

Provides strategic advice and oversees IT systems and their development

Webmaster: Simon Parvin

Coordinates and runs the new SSC website

Hon. Club Archivist: Margaret Whaley

Keeps historical documents and records pertaining to the Club.

Health and Safety Officer: Ross Martin

Keeps records and keeps the Management Committee updated on any pertinent health and safety issues.

Press Officer: Responsible for communications with local and national publications.

Club Welfare Officer: Leonie Wilde

Contact for Child Protection issues

Last updated 10:31 on 21 February 2021

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