Club History

Club Officers

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club moved into its first clubhouse in 1997.

The old clubhouse, a group of portable buildings, was purchased by the founders of the club. This together with the active encouragement of Sovereign Harbour Marina Ltd (SHM) who leased a plot of ground for a peppercorn rent enabled the members to erect and furnish the building on its former site east of the main harbour.

In 2001 we were required to move (buildings and all) close to our present site in the North Harbour where we improved and extended the club buildings.

With the support of SHM, negotiations for a permanent home were successfully concluded in December 2004 and, after obtaining detailed planning permission for a purpose built facility, we took up occupation of the new building to coincide with hosting the Sussex Regatta in April 2006.

Past Flag Officers

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  • Rear Commodore Sail – Bill Price

    Commodore – John Males

    Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Charles Erb

    Commodore – Trevor Algar

    Rear Commodore Power – Roger Whicker

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Bob Eaves

    Commodore – Colin Osborne

    Rear Commodore Power – John Cousins

     

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Derek Allison

    Commodore – Charles Erb

    Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Les Jones

    Commodore – Mick Laycock

    Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Rob Morris

    Commodore – Elaine Robinson

    Rear Commodore Power – Paul Naylor

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Rob Morris

    Commodore – John Crone

    Rear Commodore Power – Trevor Lock

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Rob Morris

    Commodore – John Crone

    Rear Commodore Power – Trevor Lock

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Nick Jordan

    Commodore – Brian Goodger

    Rear Commodore Power – Paul Brown

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Brian Goodger

    Commodore – Geraldine Opreshko

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Russell Freeman

    Commodore – Elaine Robinson

    Rear Commodore Power – Steve Atkin

    Vice Commodore – Freddie DeVere

    Race Captain – Roy Martin

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Russell Freeman

    Commodore – Elaine Robinson

    Rear Commodore Power – Steve Atkin

    Vice Commodore – Freddie DeVere

    Race Captain – Roy Martin

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Gwen King

    Commodore – Elaine Robinson

    Rear Commodore Power – Steve Atkin

    Vice Commodore – Freddie DeVere

    Race Captain -Bob Jackson

  • Rear Commodore Sail – Chris Thorpe

    Commodore – Freddie DeVere

    Vice Commodore – Gwen King

    Race Captain – Bob Jackson

  • Rear Commodore Cruising – Steve Atkin

    Commodore – Freddie DeVere

    Rear Commodore Racing – Robin Harris

    Vice Commodore – Gwen King

  • Rear Commodore Cruising – Andy Malin

    Commodore – Freddie DeVere

    Rear Commodore Racing – Gwen King

    Vice Commodore – Charles Erb

  • Rear Commodore Cruising – Andy Malin

    Commodore – Charles Erb

    Rear Commodore Racing – Gwen King

    Vice Commodore – Gary Mead

  • Rear Commodore Cruising – Trevor Hayler

    Commodore – Charles Erb

    Rear Commodore Racing – Jeremy Holland

    Vice Commodore – Gary Mead

  • Rear Commodore Cruising – Trevor Hayler

    Commodore – Gary Mead

    Rear Commodore Racing – Nigel Pipe

    Vice Commodore – John ‘Dickie’ Bird

  • Rear Commodore Cruising – Trevor Hayler

    Commodore – John ‘Dickie’ Bird

    Rear Commodore Racing – Chris Young

    Vice Commodore – John Cronin

  • Rear Commodore Cruising – Jeremy Kidson

    Commodore – John ‘Dickie’ Bird

    Rear Commodore Racing – Chris Young

    Vice Commodore – David Jarvis