Club President

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Tony Lockett

Tony has been a member of the club since 1968, serving in various posts in the club with two appointments as Commodore. In his sailing days he owned and raced a Fireball, a Laser and a Miracle class dinghy.

However, his main area of expertise was in Race Management becoming Chairman of both the RYA and ISAF Race Management Committees.

He was Assistant Race Officer at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and appointed as the ISAF Chief Race Officer for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Tony was also the Chief Instructor for the ISAF, training International Race Officers (IRO’s) at venues all round the world.

Tony has also been elected to the Council of the RYA on three occasions and was a member of the RYA Racing Rules Committee for a period of five years.

Flag Officers

Phil Braden

Commodore
Joined the club in 2003 to re-establish his joy of being a second class Laser sailor and quickly fulfilled his goal. He has served in the committee since 2005 with only a one year break in 2007 while he was working in Hong Kong and has been part of the team that applied for the lottery grant, designed, project managed and physically built the clubhouse extension and has actively lobbied for the building of the new slipway.

Austin Bowers

Vice-Commodore
Austin Bowers joined the club with the aim of learning how to sail with his daughters. Recently he has helped with training and in 2014 qualified as a Dinghy Instructor which has allowed him to lead more of the training. An enthusiastic sailor who has also organised a social sail to Rhos-on-Sea. He now takes up the role as Vice-Commodore supporting Phil to develop and grow the club as we looking forward to the second years sailing from the new slipway.

Gareth Roberts

Rear-Commodore
A member since 2005 and definitely not a racer. Gareth an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor & Power Boat Instructor and is the club's RYA Training Center Principle.


Committee Members

Mike Knowles

Club Treasurer
Mike joined Llandudno Sailing Club in 1986 and has been on and off the Management Committee ever since. At first sailing a GP14, when the club GP fleet totalled about 18 boats, in 1991 moving over to keel boats and has cruised the North Wales coast since that time. His boat also acts as committee Boat at our national Championships. A retired BT Senior Manager, Mike took on the club treasurer’s role in 2004. He is also Deputy Launching Authority for the local Llandudno Lifeboats.

Ruth Brown

Club Secretary
Ruth joined the Club as an ‘Oppie parent’ in 1992 when her youngest daughter started sailing. She became Social Secretary in 1995 and moved to her present position as Secretary in November 1997, a position she holds to this day. Ruth is the longest serving Officer in any position in the history of Llandudno Sailing Club. Her dedication was recognised by the Royal Yachting Association when Ruth received the RYA Community Lifetime Commitment Award presented by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal at the RYA Annual General Meeting in London on November 28th 2008.