SWFYC Officers 2016-17


Acting Commodore: Doug MacEwen


  • Provide direction for the club by effective leadership and management.
  • Helps with applications for grants/sponsorship or other forms of financial assistance from organisations such as Sport England, Local Authorities or commercial companies.
  • Liaises with the RYA and British Rowing.
  • Act as the ambassador and/or spokesperson for the organisation.










Vice Commodore: Louise Wood


  • Assists commodore and acts in place of commodore when required.
  • Assists with the general running forward planning and development of the club.








Honorary Treasurer: Erskine Peters

  • Responsible for the management of the club finances in accordance with the decisions of the committee.
  •  Financial planning including producing an annual budget and monitoring it throughout the year.
  •  Applies for grants/sponsorship or other forms of financial assistance from organisations such as Sport England, Local Authorities or commercial companies
  • Pay bills on behalf of club and records financial  information.
  • Report back  to the committee and AGM on the financial position of the club.



Honorary Secretary:  Louise Wood

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  • Assists the Commodore and Vice Commodore
  • Responsible for all Club administration
  • Compiles minutes for Committee








Honorary Membership Secretary: Steve Rosie


  • Manages the Club  membership,
  • Issue membership cards,
  • Issues keys,
  • Checks insurance,
  • Displays new members forms,
  • Provides regular analysis on SWFYC membership types









Honorary Safety Officer: Steve Wood

  • steve-web-photoLiaises with the Crouch Harbour Authority in respect of safety on the Crouch
  • Prepares and advises on risk assessments and safety briefings
  • Prepares the clubs’ safety policy









Dinghy Captain:  Ray Hockley

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  • Arranges all Club dinghy events, with rescue boat cover,
  • Maintains 4 racing marks,
  • Engraves winners trophies
  • Acts as  Rescue Boat Focal refuels the SWFYC rescue boat and trailer to a constant state of readiness,
  • Lawnmower focal point Maintains and refuels the SWFYC  mowers.





Kayak captain:  Steve Williams

  • Develops a small sub committee to help arrange and implement the Club canoe /kayak events
  • Issues canoe/kayak storage spaces and issues a numbered sticker for each canoe,
  • Maintains and retains a list of  those using the rack
  • Develops a recruitment strategy for kayak members







Rowing Captain:  Steve Rosie

  • steve-r-web-picOrganises rowing events, races and training
  • Maintains gigs and equipment.











Cruiser Captain: vacant

  •  Arranges all Club sailing cruiser and motor boat events
  •  Together with support from a small team of members, introduce a variety of fixtures from the more challenging to popular day sails suitable for both novice and the more experienced.
  •  Encourage cruiser members participation in organised events.


Club Bosun: Matt Moreton


  • Manages the boatyard and maintains the equipment.
  • Upgrades  the Dinghy and Tender parks and updates the dinghy, kayak and boat  storage records.










Safeguarding Officer: Sandy Munson

  • Prepares the club safeguarding policy in line with recommendations of British Rowing and the RYA






 Marketing and Public Relations: Jackie Rosie


  • Develops a strategy for marketing the Club and communicating with the community, to support recruitment of new members. 
  • Promotes the image of Club to make it stand out with the general public, Town and City  councils and RYA.
  • Help with publicity to the public about good news stories via : all media TV, radio, newspapers, local magazines
  • Increase goodwill with our members and the local community
  • Promotes the sale of  Club  regalia ( burgees,fleeces,  sweatshirts) to members.








Webmaster & Club Support Officer: Grant Hulley


  • Administers,  promotes and develops the SWFYC website.
  • Develops Club membership benefits
  • Enforces Child Support Policies
  • Club Members Support









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Angela Hockley


Ex Officio

CHA and Moorings: Doug MacEwen & Danny Slieker

  • SWFYC is a licenced mooring agent for the Crouch Harbour Authority (CHA).
  • Manages and allocates the Club 45 moorings
  • Sells boat plaques to SWFYC members, (boats have to display a annual boat plaque to use the Crouch apart from canoes and boat tenders)
  • Liaises with Harbourmaster on CHA matters such as moorings, plaques and notice to mariners
  • Manages use of the Club “visitors” mooring