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Executive and Flag Officers

Gurnard Sailing Club is owned by its members. The principal assets are held in trust by the Trustees. The club operates within a set of rules, bye-laws and policies which are consistent with model rules proposed by our regulatory body, the RYA. Like any other club, it is organised with committees, chairmen etc. Due to its connection with the sea and hence the navy, the various posts use naval terminology, each of which has specific responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of the club.

The Admiral, who is the nominal head of the club, is appointed at the annual general meeting on the recommendation of the General Committee. The Admiral does not have a specific role but will usually be a former officer of the club and will offer guidance and assistance to the Commodore

Admiral – Joyce Martin

The Commodore is the principal "flag" officer, sets a direction for the club and is responsible for chairing meetings of the General Committee

Commodore – Simon Davies commodore@gurnardsc.org.uk

The Vice Commodore is deputy chairman of the General Committee, is generally the commodore-in-waiting and is responsible for the organisation of the club's annual sailing regatta

Vice Commodore – Steve Cole championship@gurnardsc.org.uk

The Rear Commodore Sailing is responsible for all water-based activities and will chair meetings of the sailing committee

Rear Commodore Sailing- Robin Leather sailing@gurnardsc.org.uk

The Rear Commodore House is responsible for all land-based activities, including overseeing the maintenance of the building, running of the kitchen and implementation of a social programme

Rear Commodore House - Vacant

The Hon. Secretary is an officer whose main duties include keeping full minutes of all meetings, conducting the correspondence of the club and maintaining all club legal documentation

Secretary – Sally France admin@gurnardsc.org.uk

The Hon. Membership Secretary is an officer responsible for dealing with membership renewals and enquiries, and for keeping a register of all club members' names and addresses

Membership Secretary – Mark Jenkinson membership@gurnardsc.org.uk

The Hon. Treasurer is an officer responsible for managing the club's accounts, providing cash flow reports to the general committee and preparation of an annual balance sheet

Treasurer – Mike Acton

The General Committee members act as representatives of the membership at large and, with the executive officers, are responsible for the management of the affairs of the club

General Committee members: Mike Peddar, Kingsley Brown, Liz Harrison, Ali Wheeler, Chris Cory, Martin Bean.

Other Key Roles:

The Training Principal, who is responsible for all aspects of the club's sail and power boat training within the RYA's standards

Training Principal – Mark Harrison training@gurnardsc.org.uk

The Hon. Independent Examiner, who is responsible, as an independent person, for ensuring that the club's financial records fairly represent the accounts as and when presented to the membership and to raise any concerns regarding the club's financial position should such concerns arise

Hon. Independent Examiner – Mrs. Sue Lucas

The Sailing Committee, which is responsible for recommending the sailing programme, ensuring that race box/rescue boat duty is organised to effect the programme and maintaining race result records

Sailing Committee – Bob Preston, Ben Willows, Mark Harrison, Jeremy Segar, Jules Salter, Jocelyn Bleriot, Luke Bradley, Alistair Dickson

Last updated 10:08 on 22 November 2017

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