Shoreham Sailing Club committee


Sophie Mackley

Sophie chairs the committee meetings and is focusing on the long-term Development Plan of the club and securing external funding. Sophie sails a blue and white Merlin Rocket


Jeff McTaggart

Jeff is also on the groups for port liason and development and main Scout contact


Philip Ayton

Philip is responsible for all club finance and is our representative in financial dealings with Shoreham Port, Adur District Council, Utility Suppliers, HMRC, Cleaning Services etc, also Building Contractors. Philip can often be seen in the front of a Wayfarer

Honorary secretary

Helen Hilditch

Helen’s role includes arranging Notices and Agendas for Committee meetings and maintains the Minutes. Helen sails a blue Merlin.

Sailing secretary

Ben Jones

Ben is responsible for setting Club Racing Programme, maintaining SIs, and dealing with outside associations in order to set Open Meeting activities. He sails a blue Merlin


Chris Handel

Chris sails a D-zero and an RS200 with his son.

Fleet captains


Paul Wilcock

Paul is Wayfarer fleet captain and bosun of the junior fleet.

Handicap fleet

Jeff McTaggart

Jeff is also on the groups for port liason and development and main Scout contact


Martin Walker

Martin sails both a Laser and D-Zero and is also responsible for results.


Ivan Walsh

Ivan is Phantom fleet captain.

Merlin Rocket

William Warren

William is Merlin fleet captain and the lead contact with Lancing Sailing Club



Multihull fleet captain is currently vacant.

    • T: tbc
    • E: tbc

Louise Carr

Louise is the fleet captain for the RS200 fleet.

Other members

Training co-ordinator

Richard Bramley

Richard is responsible for setting and actioning training programmes within the Club and with outside agencies.

Social co-ordinator

Toni Wright

Toni sets and manages Social activities, ad hoc and formal

Dutyman co-ordinator

Ivan and Paul

Ivan Walsh and Paul Walker are responsible for setting up Duties on the system and checking progress thoughout the season.

Youth rep

Will Carroll

Will is the Youth representative for the club.

Family and improvers

Gareth Griffiths

Gareth leads the group which runs improvers and youth training activities

Cruising and recreation

Chas Hammond

Chas sails a dark blue Wayfarer

We have a number of club members that don’t sit on the committee but provide invaluable voluntary support.

  • Chris Lintern: Main person responsible for RIBs and Engines, buoys, ropes, anchors etc.
  • Mandy Walsh: Main responsibility for managing, stocking and staffing the Galley
  • John and Caz Mills: Responsible for managing and stocking the bar.