The CY&BC Executive is led by the Commodore Andrew Semple and Vice Commodore Aidan Cronin who were elected at our AGM in February 2018
Andrew Semple has already served 2 years as Vice-Commodore when he was elected as Commodore. Andrew is a graduate of the CY&BC Intro to Sailing Course and has been sailing for about 25 years. Andrew is a part owner of the a 25-foot cruiser Freya. As Commodore, Andrew is effectively the volunteer Chief Executive of CY&BC and responsible for all activities, the premises, staff and events with the support of the Executive. During his term of office Andrew wants to further develop a pathway to sailing for new members and encourage other forms of water sports at CY&BC. "The rules of our club compel us to encourage people to sail and that is something I am really focused on. It's really important to me that anyone interested in sailing and progress their skills and experience and we now have that pathway with a series of courses and qualifications available to adult members. In addition we have members who are interested in powerboating and Stand Up Paddle Boarding and we are doing all we can to encourage that too. Sailing and boating are really social sports and nothing can beat the draw of the sea."
Aidan Cronin has been sailing for 32 years, starting with lasers as a teenager. Aidan has been a member of CY&BC for 12 years and has sailed the E-Boat WyleE Coyote he shares with other members in that time. For the past four years Aidan has gotten back in a laser for the Santa and Spring series in CY&BC. As Vice-Commodore Aidan is the Executive member responsible for the management of sailing in the Club. Last year Aidan introduced a sailing management system to make it easier for members to interact with the club for membership, storage and booking events. Aidan also wants to see more people and different boats on the water. "My goal is to see a new class of two handed sailing boats for adults, so that when they finish the Adult Intro to Sailing Course, they can hire these boats and continue to develop their skills. Hopefully as their confidence and enthusiasm grows they will go on to buy their own boats. I am also focused on 'Project Mermaid', where a donated Mermaid will be sailed by a pool of 6 people taking turns. It is a great way for those who might be crewing bigger boats or sailing single handed dinghies to get a taster of something different."
Other Executive Members - Effective 13th February 2018
Martina Beck (Honorary Secretary)
Aoife Canavan (Honorary Treasurer)
Cora Abbott (Sailing Secretary)
John Moreau (Junior Convenor)
Conor O'Brien (Membership Secretary)
Seán Langan (House Convenor)Larry Meany (Social Convenor)
Last updated 18:25 on 22 June 2018