The Board’s primary role is one of stewardship and trusteeship on behalf of the members and the SBA, ensuring the Club remains viable and effective in the present and in the future. The Board is ultimately accountable for all organisation matters, including establishing the Club’s strategic direction and priorities in line with the Club’s Mission and Vision.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of 5 Board Members.

Commodore

Tony Hastings

The Commodore provides leadership and guidance to the Board, ensuring that the ESSC remains compliant and viable in the long term, and acts as the spokesperson for the Club, maintaining key relationships both within and external to the ESSC.

Vice Commodore

Charles Redway

The Vice Commodore is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore and is responsible for the effective running of the off-water activities for the Club.  The Vice Commodore also deputises in the absence of the Commodore.

Rear Commodore

Brian Atkins

The RC is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore for the safe and effective running of the on-water activities for the Club.  In particular, the Rear Commodore is to promote the Club as an RYA-accredited facility for which membership is open to all Entitled Persons regardless of rank/grade.

Club Treasurer

Gareth Forrest

The Treasurer is responsible to the OIC, through the Commodore and is responsible for the overall financial governance of ESSC to allow the Board to provide good decision-making, including the preparation and monitoring of budgets, and expenditure for future forecasting.

Club Secretary

Tracy Twitchin

The Secretary is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore and is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the Board, including preparing meeting agendas, controlling and distributing minutes, receiving and disseminating correspondence, and fulfilling the legal requirements of the Public Officer position.

House Sub-Committee

The House Sub-Committee is chaired by the Vice Commodore and are appointed by the Executive Committee.

Property Member

Phil Pearson

The Commodore provides leadership and guidance to the Board, ensuring that the ESSC remains compliant and viable in the long term, and acts as the spokesperson for the Club, maintaining key relationships both within and external to the ESSC.

Social Secretary

Val Franklin

The Vice Commodore is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore and is responsible for the effective running of the off-water activities for the Club.  The Vice Commodore also deputises in the absence of the Commodore.

Bar Member

Janet Howarth

The RC is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore for the safe and effective running of the on-water activities for the Club.  In particular, the Rear Commodore is to promote the Club as an RYA-accredited facility for which membership is open to all Entitled Persons regardless of rank/grade.

Membership Secretary

Margot Whitehorn

The Treasurer is responsible to the OIC, through the Commodore and is responsible for the overall financial governance of ESSC to allow the Board to provide good decision-making, including the preparation and monitoring of budgets, and expenditure for future forecasting.

Health and Safety Member

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The Secretary is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore and is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the Board, including preparing meeting agendas, controlling and distributing minutes, receiving and disseminating correspondence, and fulfilling the legal requirements of the Public Officer position.

Sailing Sub-Committee

The Sailing Sub-Committee is chaired by the Rear Commodore and are appointed by the Executive Committee.

Sailing Secretary

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The Commodore provides leadership and guidance to the Board, ensuring that the ESSC remains compliant and viable in the long term, and acts as the spokesperson for the Club, maintaining key relationships both within and external to the ESSC.

RYA Principal

Paul McRae

The Vice Commodore is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore and is responsible for the effective running of the off-water activities for the Club.  The Vice Commodore also deputises in the absence of the Commodore.

Powerboat Bosun

Tony Franklin

The RC is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore for the safe and effective running of the on-water activities for the Club.  In particular, the Rear Commodore is to promote the Club as an RYA-accredited facility for which membership is open to all Entitled Persons regardless of rank/grade.

Sailing Bosun

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The Treasurer is responsible to the OIC, through the Commodore and is responsible for the overall financial governance of ESSC to allow the Board to provide good decision-making, including the preparation and monitoring of budgets, and expenditure for future forecasting.

Training Officer Sailing

Chris Whitehorn

The Secretary is responsible to the OIC through the Commodore and is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the Board, including preparing meeting agendas, controlling and distributing minutes, receiving and disseminating correspondence, and fulfilling the legal requirements of the Public Officer position.