Club History

Club Officers

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club moved into its first clubhouse in 1997.

The old clubhouse, a group of portable buildings, was purchased by the founders of the club. This together with the active encouragement of Sovereign Harbour Marina Ltd (SHM) who leased a plot of ground for a peppercorn rent enabled the members to erect and furnish the building on its former site east of the main harbour.

In 2001 we were required to move (buildings and all) close to our present site in the North Harbour where we improved and extended the club buildings.

With the support of SHM, negotiations for a permanent home were successfully concluded in December 2004 and, after obtaining detailed planning permission for a purpose built facility, we took up occupation of the new building to coincide with hosting the Sussex Regatta in April 2006.

Past Flag Officers

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Rear Commodore Sail – Bill Price

Commodore – John Males

Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

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[restab title=”1998/99″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Charles Erb

Commodore – Trevor Algar

Rear Commodore Power – Roger Whicker

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[restab title=”1999/00″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Bob Eaves

Commodore – Colin Osborne

Rear Commodore Power – John Cousins

 

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[restab title=”2000/01″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Derek Allison

Commodore – Charles Erb

Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

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[restab title=”2001/02″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Les Jones

Commodore – Mick Laycock

Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

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[restab title=”2002/03″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Rob Morris

Commodore – Elaine Robinson

Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

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[restab title=”2003/04″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Rob Morris

Commodore – John Crone

Rear Commodore Power – Trevor Lock

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[restab title=”2004/05″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Rob Morris

Commodore – John Crone

Rear Commodore Power – Trevor Lock

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[restab title=”2005/06″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Nick Jordan

Commodore – Brian Goodger

Rear Commodore Power – Paul Brown

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[restab title=”2006/07″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Brian Goodger

Commodore – Geraldine Opreshko

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[restab title=”2007/08″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Russell Freeman

Commodore – Elaine Robinson

Rear Commodore Power – Steve Atkin

Vice Commodore – Freddie DeVere

Race Captain – Roy Martin

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[restab title=”2008/09″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Russell Freeman

Commodore – Elaine Robinson

Rear Commodore Power – Steve Atkin

Vice Commodore – Freddie DeVere

Race Captain – Roy Martin

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Rear Commodore Sail – Gwen King

Commodore – Elaine Robinson

Rear Commodore Power – Steve Atkin

Vice Commodore – Freddie DeVere

Race Captain -Bob Jackson

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[restab title=”2010/11″]

Rear Commodore Sail – Chris Thorpe

Commodore – Freddie DeVere

Vice Commodore – Gwen King

Race Captain – Bob Jackson

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[restab title=”2011/12″]

Rear Commodore Cruising – Steve Atkin

Commodore – Freddie DeVere

Rear Commodore Racing – Robin Harris

Vice Commodore – Gwen King

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[restab title=”2012/13″]

Rear Commodore Cruising – Andy Malin

Commodore – Freddie DeVere

Rear Commodore Racing – Gwen King

Vice Commodore – Charles Erb

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[restab title=”2013/14″]

Rear Commodore Cruising – Andy Malin

Commodore – Charles Erb

Rear Commodore Racing – Gwen King

Vice Commodore – Gary Mead

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[restab title=”2014/15″]

Commodore – Charles Erb

Vice Commodore – Gary Mead

Rear Commodore Racing – Jeremy Holland

Rear Commodore Cruising – Trevor Hayler

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[restab title=”2015/16″]

Commodore – Gary Mead

Vice Commodore – John ‘Dickie’ Bird

Rear Commodore Racing – Nigel Pipe

Rear Commodore Cruising – Trevor Hayler

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[restab title=”2016/17″]

Commodore – John ‘Dickie’ Bird

Vice Commodore – John Cronin

Rear Commodore Racing – Chris Young

Rear Commodore Cruising – Trevor Hayler

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[restab title=”2017/18″]

Commodore – John ‘Dickie’ Bird

Vice Commodore – David Jarvis

Rear Commodore Racing – Chris Young

Rear Commodore Cruising – Jeremy Kidson

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[restab title=”2018/19″]

Commodore – Gary Mead

Vice Commodore – David Jarvis

Rear Commodore Racing – Trevor Hayler

Rear Commodore Cruising – Jeremy Kidson

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[restab title=”2019/20″]

Commodore – Gary Mead

Vice Commodore – David Jarvis

Rear Commodore Racing – Freddie De Vere

Rear Commodore Cruising – Jeremy Kidson

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