We welcome Rob McClelland as the new Rear Commodore of Yachting for 2020-21. Rob has been appointed by the board in a 1 year position until the next AGM due to the role becoming vacant when Allen Stormon was elected Commodore.
Rob has been a member since 1997 and has sat on the following boards & committees over the years.
* Centerboard Committe 2000 - 2008
* Board 2002/05
* Chair of Board 2004/05
* Rear Commodore Activities 2008/2009/2010
* Maintenance and Development 2002 to 2009 then 2011 to current
* Coffs Committee 2010 to 2017
* Pittwater to Paradise Committee 2017 to 2019
* Moonen Yachts Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race 2019-
He has an impressive sailing history as well as being a National Race Officer.
* Admirals Cup 1975
* Fastnet Race 1975
* Sydney to Hobart x 3
* Coffs Race x 7
* Sydney to Southport Race
* Hamilton Island Race Week
* Bay of Islands Regatta x 5
Cruising to New Zealand and New Caledonia
Rob's current yacht is a Jeanneau 57 First Picasso owned since 2010. She is currently moored in the Bay of Islands awaiting the present situation to clear. While they mainly cruise this yacht they have also raced her in 4 Bay of Islands Regattas in NZ with 2 series wins.
Rob commented: "The RPAYC has a distinguished history of yacht racing over its 150 plus years. While the future offers many challenges for sailing there are also opportunities and we need to able to exploit those. The Yacht Race committee is the peak body within our club to coordinate yacht racing for all members. The sailing we do at RPAYC should be fun and offer opportunity for all members to compete with their yachts or as crew."
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