Outgoing Commodore Geoff Herd ran a smooth meeting presenting the annual reports and financial accounts. He has now handed over the helm after 3 years to Mark Gordon, with Lynne Gallie staying on as Rear Commodore to help maintain a steady course. In the election for Vice Commodore, the postal ballot resulted in Paul Atkins being voted in as Vice Commodore.
New board members appointed are Mike West and Hilary McWhinnie, so a big thank you to Dave Bowden for his 2 year term on the board, and the outgoing Vice Commodore Matt Birchall for their hard work.
But the most popular event of the evening was the nomination and presentation of life membership to Mike Gallagher. Mike has been a member of RPNYC since 1982 and has served as the club’s honorary solicitor since 1998. He’s sailed with a number of skippers over the years including Brian Miller, Alan Martin and Murray Bridge and most recently has served as a member of protest committees for club racing and regattas.