Looking after our members

Each year the Club members elect the Committee Members who will manage the Club. Each of the various roles, from Commodore to Training Officer, has a specific focus, but all require a commitment to the Club and it’s members. Feel free to get in touch with them directly, if you have any questions or ideas. If you don’t have their contact details you can send a message to them via the Club.

One of the biggest challenges the Committee faces is to grow both the number of members and the activities supported by the Club. This year there are a number of plans to increase the use of the Club facilities by both members and non members. RYA Training Courses remain both popular for members young and old and important to increase the skill level in the club, and new courses are regularly being added to the overall curriculum offered by the Club. The current Committee is shown below. Attracting new members and especially younger sailors is important for the future of the club. New initiatives are being considered which will make sailing more attractive for the younger sailors. Keep looking at the website for more details in the weeks and months to come!

The Committee

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George Reynolds
George Reynolds

George is the President of Douglas Bay Yacht Club and also services all the facilities at the club. He has been a member for many years and plays a key part in the interclub darts competitions and other social events.

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Chris Hall
Chris Hall

Commodore

Chris has been sailing most of his life and is the owner of Maverick. He is a regular in all racing at the club and he also likes to take part in the numerous cruises throughout the year.

Darren Barnes
Darren Barnes

Vice Commodore

Darren is one of our Rya keelboat sailing instructors and one of our regulars on the water. He is Owner of heatwave which he has sailed for over 25 years.

Ian Caines
Ian CainesRear Commodore House

Other Officers

Lynne Webster
Lynne Webster

Hon. Secretary

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David William Slack
David William SlackHon. Treasurer

Other Directors

John Hyman
John HymanJohn is our resident Chef and Bar Manager. Catering for all bar meals and larger functions alike. John is active in many social occasions too, being a keen pool and darts player. When he is not busy cooking, he loves to fish and he has his own speedy craft in the harbour.
George Reynolds
George ReynoldsGeorge is the President of Douglas Bay Yacht Club and also services all the facilities at the club. He has been a member for many years and plays a key part in the interclub darts competitions and other social events.
Kevin Faragher
Kevin Faragher
Bill Chacksfield
Bill ChacksfieldBill is one of our well liked characters. He is our cruise co-ordinator, and organises annual cruises to Scotland and Ireland.

Training Officers

Ron Spencer
Ron Spencer
Ron has been at the centre of equipping Douglas Bay Yacht Club with a fleet of sonata keel boat training yachts including his own yacht Serenity. He is responsible for all practical and theory training at the club which continues throughout the year.
George Platt
George Platt
Andy Wells
Andy Wells