John has ensured the integrity and smooth running of the Club in his position as Chairman. He attends all sailing sessions as main Safety Boat driver.
Denise joined the committee when her sons were members of the club. They have moved on, but she is still there keeping a watchful eye on the young sailors (and committee) on and off the water.
John’s tireless talents are always at our disposal ensuring the smooth running of the club, organising our membership and bank accounts!
Colin’s enthusiasm for sailing led him to obtain his Instructor qualification in order to pass on his skills to our young people. He is our resident rudderless expert.
Jim is a well established Instructor. He used to help with YPA when his children were members. He then left to sail and instruct at Orford Sailing Club, where he sails a Wayfarer. He has now once again found the time to help at YPA. We welcome Jim back as part of the team.
Stephen was a keen member of YPA in the 1990s. He moved away from the area to go to university and, having successfully graduated, now lives and works locally.
Graham is one of our success stories. Joining YPA at the age of 11, he has worked his way through the RYA scheme, and now holds a Power boat and Sailing instructor certificate. He has enjoyed some extensive off-shore sailing including North Sea and Channel crossings.
Tony is a longstanding Instructor. A retired teacher with lots of fun ideas for keeping young people busy on and off the water.
Ed joined YPA at the age of 10 and made his way up through the groups, and joined instructing with us in 2012. Ed is a keen photographer and also the push behind our new website.
David hasn’t written anything about himself yet! Maybe he’s a secret spy?
After 20 years of Offshore Yacht Racing experience around the Uk and abroad, in 2009 Chris switched to family sailing closer to home at Lackford. Where upon he became involved with YPA, initially as a parent helper and since 2012 as both committee member and a regular Wednesday night Assistant Instructor.