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Dorman is New East Antrim Boat Club Commodore

17th January 2024
EABC's new commodore, Chris Dorman
EABC's new commodore, Chris Dorman Credit: SueP

East Antrim Boat Club (EABC) on Larne Lough in Northern Ireland has a new commodore - Chris Dorman, who has been a member of EABC since boyhood.

He is also a long-serving RNLI coxswain with the nearby lifeboat station and manages to fit the club business in with his family hardware shop and builders’ suppliers in the town.

Chris takes over from Lucy Whitford, who served as Commodore for three years and is now Rear Commodore.

Dorman has worked on many committees, demonstrating his leadership qualities.

East Antrim Boat Club (EABC) dinghy sailing on Larne LoughEast Antrim Boat Club (EABC) dinghy sailing on Larne Lough

Chris commented, “Having come through an extremely busy festive season, the various subcommittees are now working hard preparing our club to receive early season visits from a number of classes. I’m especially thrilled that we’ll be witnessing the first-ever visit to EABC of the RS regatta fleet (RS400, RS200 and the RS Fevas) on 4th and 5th May, and I’m delighted to be welcoming the Topper Class for its Winter Series on 16/17 March and the Optimist Class Ulsters on 11th and 12th May. Yeah, a busy early season ahead for me... can’t wait!”

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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