Top Dog

Following the 57th AGM, Dave Nicholson has been elected Commodore. – full list of council members can be found here

Following much discussion it was agreed to alter the championship points awarded for weekend series to be double that of long series to help promote ongoing competition through to the end of the season

The treasurer’s accounts for the year were adopted, and Graham Kirkpatrick gave a vote of thanks to outgoing treasurer William Carruthers retiring after a total of 25 years on Council

Also, following challenges from two partners in crime (Messrs Fairlamb and Macpherson) it was agreed that subscriptions be increased as follows

Ordinary  £150
Family  £70
Junior  £35
Country  £74
Life  £60
Affiliated  £63
Senior  £105

NB Although not a rule change, the launch fee will rise in line with the review of the royalty rent to £27 per boat

Proposed rule amendments were agreed that

  • immediate past commodore to be renamed Rear Commodore
  • senior members to be eligible for posts on council
  • rule 9 reworded to define the club’s financial year

An update was given on the position with our application to the LDNPA for a lawful development certificate in connection with the siting of caravans which is taking an undue period to be resolved by the planners.

A request has been made to keep the accessible parking bays free for those members that need to make use of them

Outgoing Commodore Steve Hunt thanked everyone that had helped him during his term of office