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Commodore's Day

Further Information

On Sunday, 9th July, we welcome our 2017 Commodore, James Croxford, as he arrives at the club at 2pm in a manner of his choosing !

Over the years, many wonderful modes of transport by land, water and air have been utilised to spring a surprise on all the club members waiting to welcome the Commodore.

Preliminary Timings

9.30 am - Junior Sailing as normal

11:30 am - Commodore's Bottle Race

2:00 pm - Commodore's arrival

2:30 pm (ish) - Commodore's PY race - with the H.V. Gough Trophy to the winner and the J. Clement Jones Commodore's Salver to the runner up

The Commodore will also award the 'Commodores Novice Salver' to a club member.

3:45 pm Trophy Presentations

Afternoon Fun and Games

After this, and before a fun race of the Commodore's choosing, there will be afternoon fun and games and a 'welcoming' of the Commodore in a manner NOT of his choosing.

As part of a busy weekend at the club we will be arranging a tea party on the afternoon of Sunday 9th July.

The Commodore and junior team will be taking part in a team fun race between the jetties - want to find out more?  Come along and join in the fun!

Can children (of all ages!) please bring along water pistols to help us with the fun and games.

Please can everyone bring along a selection of cakes to assist the Galley in putting on afternoon tea.

Many thanks.


Do you want to know more about our Commodores?  Please see our Commodores' Log.  

For photos of the 2015 Commodore's Day please click here.