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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:

  • Liz Pescod - Sailing Committee Chair, Tasar Sailor
  • Steve Bell - Principal Race Officer, Flying Fifteen sailor
  • Andrew Cole - RS400 Fleet Captain
  • Andy Draper - Handicap Fleets, 505 sailor
  • Bernard Price - Saturday Club and Rookie Racing
  • Hilary Bristow - Sailing Secretary
  • Julie Harrison - RS200 Fleet Captain
  • Matt Conner - RS700/ Musto Skiff Fleet Captain
  • Ross Malloy - Assistant Manager and Sailing Principal
  • Tony Woods - ILCA/ Laser Fleet Captain


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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

February 2024

November 2023

September 2023

July 2023

April 2023

February 2023

November 2022

October 2022

June 2022

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