Revised Rules

At the management committee meeting on 29th October 2015, the committee approved the following revised versions of rules 6, 16, and 17. The purpose of these revisions is to clarify rules on directors, officers and other roles to bring our rules into line with the current organisation of the club. The intention is to clarify and provide visibility of how the club is run and the roles that are elected, whist maintaining a degree of flexibility and ability to modify the detailed structure without requiring regular rule changes.  In accordance with rule 31, this change will be displayed on the Club noticeboard for 21 days and come into effect on 1st December 2015.

6.      Election of the Committee of Management and Officers

The Annual General Meeting shall elect the members of the Committee of Management, who are the Directors of the Club, up to the maximum number permitted by Article 25. The Committee of Management will include the President, the Commodore, the immediate past Commodore, the Site Manager, the Honorary Treasurer, the Company Secretary and at least one non-executive director.

In accordance with Article 27, the Committee of Management may subsequently appoint any Full Member of the Club as a member of the Committee of Management either to fill any vacant office or by way of addition to the Committee, provided that the prescribed maximum is not thereby exceeded.

The term of office of members of the Committee of Management and officers of the Club shall run from the end of the General Meeting until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting shall elect other officers of the Club including, as required,

  • Vice Commodore
  • Honorary Secretary
  • Sailing Secretary
  • Bar Chairman
  • House Manager
  • Lettings manager
  • Jybaz Co-ordinator and Development Manager.

The Annual General Meeting will also elect the members of the Bar Committee. The Bar committee reports to the Committee of Management.

16.    Sub-committees of the Committee of Management

The Committee of Management may set up any sub-committees that it thinks fit and delegate its powers to those committees. The quorum for these committees is governed by Article 39 unless otherwise determined.

17.    Sailing Committee

Sailing at the Club will be managed by a Sailing Committee, as a sub -committee of the Committee of Management, comprising the Sailing Secretary, who shall be the chairman, the Commodore, Vice-Commodore, the Class Captain of each of the recognised Fleets and others as may from time to time be appointed by the Committee of Management.

The Sailing Committee shall publish Club Sailing Instructions and notices of races and events in accordance with the provisions of the Racing Rules of the International Sailing Federation and the prescriptions of the Royal Yachting Association and the RYA Race Charter.

The Sailing Committee so appointed shall be responsible for convening such Race Committees as may be needed and ensuring appropriate Protest Committees are convened.