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Past Commodores

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Captain HH Nicholson

Captain of the early Lymington River Sailing Club (1914)

Captain H H Nicholson gathered together sailing people of like minds to race Prams in the River back in the spring of 1914.

He organised a weekly series of races from 15th May to 15th August. There were 18 members of this embryo Lymington River Sailing Club.

The Club Captain was Captain H. H. Nicholson, Hon Secretary & Treasurer was Major A. O. L. Kindersley, Lady member was Mrs R L Bayliss and Rev F. S. Trevor-Garrick. Before the Club’s first Annual General Meeting was held, the world went mad.

On August 4th, the Great War erupted.

Major Cyril H. Potter, O.B.E (1922 – 1936)

Founder of the R Lym YC

Commodore 1922 to 1936 Admiral 1934 to 1941 and 1946 to 1953 Born 16 November 1877, Eton, R.Welsh Fusileers 1895-99, 10th Hussars 1899-1905, South African War medal (four clasps), Capt. King’s R.Rifles 1909-12, 10th Husaars ADC to Maj-General, Assistant Military Secretary to Cavalry Corps, Mentioned in Dispatches three times, Croix de Chevalier 5th class, Legion d’Honneur. Contested 3 Parliamentary Elections 1906, 1910. HM Corps of Gentlemen 1919. Recreations; yachting, shooting, cricket.  Clubs: Orleans, Turf, Bucks, MCC, RYS, Solent, R.Victoria, Lymington

The Hon. Mrs Cecil Brownlow (1937 – 1946)

Responsible for finally obtaining the Royal title for the RLymYC in 1938

Founder Member of the R Lym YC Rear Commodore 1922 to 1925, Vice Commodore 1925 to 1937 Commodore through the whole of World War II to 1946. The first Lady Commodore of a Royal Club in UK

Col The Hon CHC Guest (1946 – 1953)

Rear Commodore 1930 – 1936 Vice Commodore 1937 to 1945 Commodore 1946 to 1953 Admiral 1954 to 1957 Trustee 1948 to 1957

Major W W Martineau MC (1954 – 1955)

Rear Commodore 1946 to 1947 Vice Commodore 1947 to 1954 Commodore 1954 to 1955

Major H W Hall MC (1955 – 1957)

Rear Commodore 1937 to 1945 Commodore 1955 to 1957 Trustee   1936 to 1969

J R Bryans Esq. (1958 to 1964)

Vice Commodore 1954 to 1958 Commodore 1958 to 1964

P J B Perkins Esq. (1964 – 1968)

Commodore 1964 to 1968. Trustee 1957 to 1983

S H R Clarke Esq. (1968 – 1970)

Commodore 1968 to 1970.

Vice Admiral Sir Derek Steele Perkins KCB, KCVO (1970 – -1973)

Commodore 1970 – 1973

J M Patterson DL, JP (1973 – 1976)

Commodore 1973 to 1976 Trustee 1976 to 1992 – R’sgd Feb 1992

H French Esq. (1976)

Commodore 1976

C A C Bowen Esq. (1977 – 1980)

Rear Commodore 1965 to 1972 Commodore 1977 to 1980 Trustee 1983 to 1988(r’sgd)

Major General C W Woods OBE., MBE., & MC. (1980 – 1983)

Rear Commodore – 1976 to 1978 Commodore 1980 to 83. Trustee 1988 to 1994

Brigadier D B L Bright OBE (1983 – 1986)

Rear Commodore 1977-1980 Commodore 1983 to 1986 Trustee 1991 to 1996

His Honour Judge Michael King (1986 – 1988)

Commodore 1986 to 1988 [resigned April 1988]

Air Vice Marshal Sir Alan Boxer KCVO (1988 – 1991)

Vice Commodore 1976-1978 Commodore Apr 1988 to 1991 Trustee 1992 to 1998 (died)

Maj Peter Wilson (1993 – 1995)

Commodore  1993 to 1995 Trustee 1996 to 1997(died)

Desmond Dewhurst (1995 – 1998)

Vice Commodore 1993 -1995 Commodore 1995 to 1998

Gordon S Simpson (1998 – 2001)

Hon. Treasurer 1988 to 1998 Commodore 1998 to 2001

Captain Andrew Tyrrell FRIN (2001 – 2004)

Vice Commodore 1999 to 2001 Commodore 2001 to 2004

John Bence (2004 – 2007)

Rear Commodore Sailing 2000 – 2003 Commodore 2004 to 2007

Geoff Holmes (2007 – 2009)

Rear Commodore House 2005 to 2007  & Commodore 2007 to 2009

Rod Perry

(2009 – 2012)

Vice Commodore (2004 – 2007) Commodore (2009 – 2012)

Phil Lawrence

(2012 – 2015)

Rear Commodore Sailing 2009 – 2012

Dunlop Stewart

(2015 –  2018)

Vice Commodore 2013 – 2015

Roger Garlick

(2018 –  )

Rear Commodore Finance 2014 – 2017