Officers

President

Mike Golding OBE

Commodore

Barrie Martin

The Commodore is the principal representative and head of the Little Ship Club. The role involves working with the rest of the Committee to achieve the aims and objectives of the Club as set out in Club Rules. The Commodore hosts the weekly Club Nights and other social events including rallies and cruises when attending. They are Chair of the Club Committee and a member of the President’s Committee.

Vice Commodore Sail and Power

Charlie Quayle

Charles Quayle

The Vice Commodore Sail and Power manages the Club’s on-the-water activities. This includes organising and attending events and drawing up the rally programme with the help of the Sail and Power Committee.

As Vice Commodore, one of the roles is to work with the sub-committees to achieve the wider aims and objectives of the Club and undertake specific tasks delegated by the Commodore, as well as standing in when the Commodore is unavailable for Club Nights.

Vice Commodore Membership

Paul Banks

The Vice Commodore Membership is responsible for the activities of the Club that are related to membership and non-sailing social events. They actively seek new opportunities to attract people to the Club and organise attendance at external events such as the Southampton Boat Show. 

As Vice Commodore, one of the roles is to work with the Sub-Committees to achieve the wider aims and objectives of the club and undertake specific tasks delegated by the Commodore and standing in when the Commodore is unavailable for Club Nights.

Rear Commodore Training

Paul Kelly

The Rear Commodore Training is responsible for all matters relating to the planning, preparation, and delivery of the LSC’s shore-based training, as well as the arrangement of on-the-water training either by the Club or through external sailing schools. This includes liaising with the Club Committee and Club Secretary to set course charges, control expenditures, book rooms, and advise of required course materials and certificates.

Rear Commodore Commercial

Francois-Xavier Bery

The Rear Commodore Commercial oversees all aspects of coordinating the relationship with the caterers, managing the clubhouse and its outside contractors.

Honorary Treasurer

Mark Vucic

The Honorary Treasurer maintains an overview of the Club’s financial affairs. The responsibilities of the Honorary Treasurer involve overseeing and presenting budgets, accounts, and financial statements while advising on the Club’s reserves and investment policies.

Honorary Legal Advisor

Mark Turvey

The Honorary Legal Advisor advises the Board of Little Ship Club Limited, the Club Committee, the President’s Committee and the Club Secretary as the need arises on the legal aspects of the Club’s membership, commercial and employment activities. The Honorary Legal Advisor also advises on the Club’s Rules and procedures.

Member

Benedict Ryan

Committee Member Benedict Ryan oversees the Club’s programme of social events at the clubhouse including the selection and booking of speakers for Club nights.

Member

Steve Sydes

Committee Member Steve Sydes leads the Marketing and Communications team to come up with innovative and creative advertising campaigns for Club events. The role also includes liaising with the other sub-committees to consider how best to advance the visibility of the Club.

Member

Iain Pickard

Committee Member Iain Pickard leads on encouraging and promoting the network of reciprocal clubs and companies willing to offer benefits to our members.

Member (Co-opted)

Dr Andy Ormsby

Co-opted Committee Member Andy Ormsby will head a sub-committee to review and oversee the implementation of the Club’s IT and software systems.

Committees

Sail and Power

Lead by Vice Commodore Charles Quayle, this sub-committee oversees the Club’s activities on the water, including the rally programme. It also decides on the award of the various trophies for the Club’s activities. Additionally under this banner are Skippers and Crew and the Handicap committee as well as the HPO Liaison Officer.

Charles Quayle

Chair

Fleet Captains/ Regional Organisers

 

  West of England

David Roache

  South Coast

Tim Bizzey

  East Coast

Pete Hampson

  Non-tidal Thames

tbc

Skippers & Crews

tbc

HPO Liaison Officer

Anne LeVerrier Bizzey

Racing

 

  External Races/ eRacing

Barrie Martin
  Fast Cruises Charles Quayle
  Jill Moffatt
  Handicap Committee Graham Broadway
  Brian Humber

Trophies

Ron Gardner

 

Training

Chaired by the Rear Commodore Training Paul Kelly, this committee overseas all aspects of the training provided by the Club. It is made up of instructors and a marketing coordinator who decide not only the courses to be provided both online and in the clubhouse but also the target audiences for promotional activities. One objective is to get more non-members and trainees to convert to full membership.

Paul Kelly

Chair

Ian Stewart

Instructor

Barry Denyer-Green

Instructor

Jonathan Hague

Instructor

Peter Newbury

Instructor

John DeWitt

Instructor

Graham Broadway

Instructor

Mark Scorer

 

Henry Bennett-Gough

 

Stephen Sydes

 

Frank Walters

 

Social

Led by Committee Member Benedict Ryan, this sub-committee plans the Club’s social programme of events at the clubhouse including the selection and booking of speakers for Club nights. Members of this team of key helpers and marketing coordinator will decide the programme, to whom and how the events are to be promoted to increase participation and membership.

Benedict Ryan

Chair

Marjoleine Hulshof

Lecture Programme

Membership

Chaired by the Vice Commodore Paul Banks this sub-committee is responsible for all aspects of membership categories, subscriptions, sales processing and database management.  A key objective is member retention as well as obtaining new members through targeted initiatives such as attendance at Boat Shows, and promotions to our trainees and City of London workers. Production of the Club handbook comes under Membership as well as coordinating the programme of external social events on land.

Paul Banks

Chair

Jennifer Jones

Handbook (printed and digital)

Commercial & Clubhouse

Rear Commodore Francois-Xavier Bery, with the help of the Commodore and the Club Secretary, oversees all aspects of coordinating the relationship with the caterers, managing the clubhouse and its outside contractors. Monthly meetings are held with representatives of Bovingdons after their trading results are available for the previous trading month. The promotion and use of the clubhouse is the responsibility of this group, together with the Library and archives, Club merchandise, Club burgees and Blue Ensign permits.

Francois-Xavier Bery

Chair

Barrie Martin

Commodore (ex-officio)

Nick Long

Club Secretary

Geoff Quentin

Library

Ian Stewart

Archives

Jenny Jones

Regalia & Merchandise

 

Marketing & Communications

Chaired by Committee Member Steve Sydes, this sub-committee coordinates the promotion of the Club’s activities and helps the other sub-committees develop their own plans for promoting Club events and training, with a view to increasing participation and membership. A priority will be to improve the existing communications through the website, newsletter, magazine and Club nights as well as new avenues such as targeted mailings, social media and the internet.

Steve Sydes

Chair

Ian Stewart

Strategy

Avril Ormsby

Copy

Tony Horrocks

Website

Linda Mugridge

Magazine

Jennifer Jones

Internal Comms

Patrick Smith

Events Designer

Valerie Boakes

Media/PR

IT Infrastructure & Implementation

Co-opted Committee Member Andy Ormsby heads this committee to review and oversee the implementation of the Club’s IT and software systems to improve productivity and their ease of use. The first objective is to further evaluate existing processes and software for accounting, office management, membership and management information, and optimise the website. Meetings to be held as and when necessary with bi-monthly reports to the Club Committee.

Andy Ormsby Chair

tbc

 

President's Committee

This committee consists of the President and senior members who have previously served for a number of years on the Club Committee as past Commodores or Flag Officers.   It oversees the governance and monitors the well-being of the Club. It advises the Club Committee as required.

Mike Golding

Chair

Barrie Martin

Commodore (ex-officio)

David Roache

 

Peter Newbury

 

Don Shackley

 

Michael Forbes Smith

 

Arlene Keenan

 

Finance and Audit Panel

This panel is made up of members deliberately not on the Club Committee and advises and monitors the Club’s financial side including all contracts and insurance. It reports to the Club Committee as required.

Iain Muspratt

 

David Roache

 

Geoffrey Quentin