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General Committee and Staff

Andy FitzGerald, Commodore.

Andy has sailed Int 14s from ISC since 1979, previously he has been a member of Langstone, Mengham and Hayling Island SC. He has brought up his 3 children at ISC to achieve World, European and National Champions in various classes through the RYA system, and are now much sought after trainers. Andy was also a professional sailing instructor in his youth. Sarah, Andy's wife is a champion winning dinghy crew and is now enjoying the rowing at ISC. Andy has raced all the club keelboats and RS200s, as well as being a cruiser member with his motorboat. He recently returned to offshore racing with some windy English channel races and an aborted Fastnet 2019. Andy has had a lifetime of being in the Marine industry covering all aspects of boatbuilding, repair, marina management, and boat sales, before moving into equipment manufacturing and founding his own successful company 30 years ago which he has now sold.

David Maclean, Vice Commodore.

David served in the RN as a marine engineer for 30 years and has subsequently worked in the marine industry. He has sailed Int 14s from ISC since 1980 and has now migrated to sailing an XOD and a single hander.

Roger Yeoman, Rear Commodore Sailing.

Roger started sailing with his family in a lugsail-rigged, clinker-built boat typically launched from the Itchenor Hard or from Bosham when he was too young to remember. He grew up sailing at Chichester Yacht Club in Mirrors, GP14s and Fireballs, in which he won the National Youth Championship with Mike Moss (another Club member with whom he still sails!) as long ago as 1976. He captained the British Universities Sailing Team. After graduating he joined Itchenor Sailing Club to sail International 14s, winning the Prince of Wales Cup. He represented GBR at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, where he finished 6th in the Flying Dutchman Class, crewed by Neal McDonald, a fellow Itchenor Int 14 sailor. Roger has competed extensively offshore and completed the ARC, the Round Britain and Ireland, the Fastnet and the Sydney Hobart on a division winning Sydney 60. However, he loses most races he enters! Roger retired from the City in 2015 and lives in Itchenor, where he sails an XOD.


Ann Martin, Rear Commodore House.

Ann moved to Itchenor in February 2018, although she had never sailed she fell in love with the sailing club as soon as she and her husband arrived. Ann is now an active rower and enjoys the tranquillity of being on the water combined with the physical exercise. Ann is a BWY yoga teacher and has taught yoga for 18 years.


Philip McDanell, Rear Commodore Cruising and Boating.

Philip has been sailing International 14s since 1968 at Upper Thames Sailing Club and London Corinthian Sailing Club. He joined Itchenor Sailing Club in 1977 and crewed for Jon Perry in the winning British team in the 1983 international team racing following which he took up helming in his own 14. He has raced and cruised in his Contessa 32, Sonata and Impala. He has also crewed in Swallows, sailing in the winning boats in 3 successive national championships. He has cruised extensively on the South Coast and Channel Islands with his family and more recently on his yacht in Turkey. His daughter Lisa was brought up sailing in Itchenor, became Race Captain of London University Sailing Club and is a qualified Yachtmaster. Philip lives in Itchenor with his wife Karin.

Millie Bullock, Rear Commodore Junior Sailing

Milly started sailing at Bewl Valley SC as a child in a Mirror and a Topper.  As a teenager she sailed a 420 with school mate, Katie Nurton (of International 14 fame) and they then moved onto a 470 together in which they competed all over the northern hemisphere. Milly now sails an RS200 with her reluctant husband Bully and whoever else will go with her and has made an appearance in the XOD fleet on Lass on numerous occasions. 
William Plant, Hon. Treasurer. William has been a member since 2009 and sails an XOD and is also a rower. He has been Treasurer since 2017.

Jonathan Clark, General Committee Member.

Jonathan took up sailing at University and has been an active sailor in many dinghy and yacht classes with championship wins at National and European level.  He has been Chairman of the UK Fireball class, Commodore of Castaways and Captain of Racing and a General Committee member at Royal Thames YC.  He currently sails in whatever XOD is looking for a crew that day and plans on retirement from the Insurance profession to get out rowing as much as possible.

Nick Leach, General Committee Member.

Nick started sailing as a teenager in Cornwall, racing at St Mawes in his fathers Falmouth Sunbeam and subsequently,  his own St Mawes One Design and he also achieved some success racing in the Ajax Class. He was also a former Rear-Commodore of St Mawes Sailing Club. After he met his future wife, Juliette, he joined Itchenor Sailing Club in 1995, sailing in Juliette's Solent Sunbeam.  He subsequently purchased Solent Sunbeam V18 Polly in 2015 and was Solent Sunbeam Class Captain from 2017-2020.

Nick Blevins, General Committee Member.

Nick joined ISC in 1996 learning in Mirrors and competing in Junior Fortnight. Nick has sailed a variety of boats since including XOD, International 14s and a variety of racing yachts.

Alan Perry, General Committee Member.

Alan has been an ISC member for 17 years after fully renovating his 1936 X boat Falconet, which is now regularly raced with his three boat partners. Alan was the class captain 10 years ago, following his retirement as a BA pilot. Alan has about 12,000 miles in his sailing log book, passing his RYA Yachtmaster Ocean after astro navigating across the Atlantic in 1992, taking 26 days in a 45 footer.


Sophie Pudney, General Committee Member.

Sophie has been a member since 1979 when she started sailing a Mirror in Junior Fortnight. She sailed across the Atlantic with Angus Bridge in her early 20s on a lovely 65 footer.  Sophie and her husband Jonny spent a year living on a Catamaran in the med and Caribbean with their three girls when they were small. They are all now active members of the club participating in junior sailing, racing 420s, RS200s and coaching mirrors. Jonathon and Sophie race the RS200 and have recently joined a Swallow syndicate. She also enjoys rowing at the club and was part of the girls team that rowed in the Great River Race last year in Iccanore.  


General Manager, Stuart Webb
Sailing Manager, Ryan Breach
Head Chef, Daniel Foster 
Accounts Manager, Kay Penegar
Bosun, Steve Roose


Sailing Administrator, Sue Mitchell

Last updated 11:57 on 12 January 2022

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