Members elected

Members Elected by Area Associations

Alice Davies

Alice DaviesHaving sailed all my life in and around Brightlingsea and being a life long member of both Brightlingsea Sailing Club and Colne Yacht Club I have just completed 4 years as Commodore of Brightlingsea Sailing Club and am currently its President. I have recently been made Chairman of BaCSA and seek to represent clubs within the Blackwater and Colne on Eastern Region Committee.

Richard Card

cardRichard Card represents the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association, of which he is Chairman. He represents RYA East on the East Anglian Marine Safety Sub-Committee of the MCA. Richard is also a member of the Great Yarmouth Port Company Community and Maritime Liaison Committee and a number of Broads-based committees. He has been involved in boating for 60 years, on the Broads for the last 40. Richard's principal boat is an Albin 25 motor cruiser but he and his wife also have a couple of dinghies which they sail on a non-competitive basis.

Telephone 01502 713369 e-mail.

Royal Naval Sailing Association (RNSA) - Vacancy

John Crisp

John CrispJohn represents the Association of Nene River Clubs and says he started sailing on a ditch with a friend in a punt rigged with potato sack sails! Later he joined Peterborough YC and acquired a National 12 in which he admits to occasionally winning races. He was Commodore of PYC from 1971 to ’73 and has looked after the coffers as treasurer since 1986. He’s been an RYA Shorebased Instructor since 1976. Now he sails a Westerly Storm out of the Deben at Woodbridge.

Telephone 01733 566468  e-mail.

 Dave Bain

 Dave BainDave Bain represents the Bedfordshire and Cambshire Area Association.
Telephone 01487 843829 and 07808 481898 e-mail.

Brenda Read

Brenda ReadBrenda Read represents HASA (Harwich Area Sailing Association). Brenda and her husband joined the Orwell Yacht Club at Ipswich in 1964 and sailed a Halcyon 23.  Fourteen years later, they bought a Westerly Centaur which they cruised to France, Belgium and Holland; they now own a Westerly Berwick.  Brenda has been a committee member at the OYC for six years and has been social secretary organising music events and cruises-in-company. She was a Flag Officer for a further four years and is now Commodore and Chairman of HASA.

Telephone 01473-720599 & 07719-052137 e-mail.

Alan Francis

Alan, who is Secretary of Fishers Green SC, represents Herts and the West Essex area.

Telephone 01992 410380 e-mail.

Ken Wickham

Ken WickhamKen Wickham is the chair the Crouch Area Yachting Federation which represents the sailing clubs within the Crouch Harbour Authority (CHA) remit. He sits as the Chair for the Advisory Committee of the CHA and as a full member of the CHA and the Chair for the Roach Area Fairways and Conservation Committee. He is a Committee member of the Roach Sailing Association and Treasurer of the Roach Mooring Holders Association. He sails a Weston 8500 out of Paglesham and races a small dinghy.

Doug MacEwen

Doug MacEwenDoug MacEwen is Hon Secretary of  the Crouch Area Yachting Federation (33 Clubs and Associations) and in addition is:

  • Chairman of the Heads of the River Combined Clubs Committee
  • Member of the Crouch Harbour Authority
  • Member of the Crouch Harbour Authority Advisory Committee
  • Ex Commodore of South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club
  • Member of the Crouch Coastal Community Team
  • Yachtmaster Power and Sail (ex instructor with East Anglian Sea School)
  • Member of South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club  and Dinghy Cruising Association

Sara Hopkinson

Sara HopkinsonSara Hopkinson joins the committee as the second representative for Harwich Area Sailing Association (HASA). An experienced sailor with a wide experience of east coast sailing as well as going foreign, she is an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and examiner, corrector of Admiralty charts, and a Coastal rescue Officer with HM Coastguard. She runs Pin Mill Cruising and runs courses in first aid, VHF and navigation.

 Telephone 01473 780510.

Claire Bain

Claire BainClaire Bain joins us as the representative of the National Schools Sailing Association.

Telephone 01487 843829 e-mail.

 Geoff Parrish

Geoff ParrishGeoff represents the Great Ouse Boating Association(GOBA), which in turn represents boat owners on the rivers Great Ouse, Cam, Lark, Little Ouse, Wissey and associated regional waterways. Established in 1958 it now has over 3000 active members.

Telephone 01353 740420  e-mail


Adrian Tebbutt

Adrian representsAdrian Tebbutt the North West Norfolk Sailing Association.

Telephone 01553 631607 e-mail

Association of Clubs of Southend-on-Sea

John Hancock John Hancock joins us as the representative of Interclub (Association of Club of Southend-on-Sea).

Telephone 01268 470064 and 07971 362230 e-mail.