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Sailing Committee

Queen Mary Sailing Committee is made up of 8-10 Club members who represent a range of fleets and interests in the Club and includes the Sailing Secretary and the Sailing Principal.

The Chairman of the Sailing Committee also sits on Council and the current committee members are:

  • Bob Joce - Chairman
  • Andrew Craig - Commodore, Saturday club liaison and Bloody Mary Race Control
  • Tony Woods - Laser Fleet Captain
  • Andy Draper - 505 sailor
  • Liz Pescod - Principal Race Officer, Tasar sailor
  • Janet Hawkins - Sailing Secretary
  • Ross Malloy - Assistant Manager and Sailing Principal

The responsibilities and aims of the sailing committee are as follows:

Aim: To provide and promote high quality, fair and fun fleet and handicap racing as measured by member and visitor surveys and informal feedback.  Fleet racing as priority.

Responsibilities of Sailing Committee:

Club Racing – Policy and delivery

  • Schedule (Weekends, Evening, Bank Holidays)
  • Format (Approved classes, Starts, Courses, Races to count)
  • NORs and SIs
  • Handicaps and RYA PYN Return
  • Application of the RYA Racing Charter (self-policing and hearings)
  • Promotion and training – Introductory and advanced

Race Officer Development

  • Numbers needed (Club, Region, National) for club racing and open meetings
  • Identifying and training new ROs
  • Developing existing ROs to higher standards and higher levels

Open Meetings and Events

  • Policy for which open meetings and events are hosted
  • Guidelines to the office on booking to this policy
  • NOR and SIs (in conjunction with requesting body as appropriate)
  • Bloody Mary policy and on-water team planning and assignment


Sailing Committee Minutes

January 2022

November 2021 

September 2021 

May 2021 

March 2021

January 2021

November 2020

February 2020 

September 2019

May 2019 

March 2019 

December 2018

October 2018

February 2018