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Royal Cork Yacht Club Announces New Keelboat Committee

25th January 2018
Keelboat action at Royal Cork Yacht Club Keelboat action at Royal Cork Yacht Club Photo: Bob Bateman

With only ten weeks to go to the start of the 2018 sailing Season, Royal Cork Rear Admiral Kieran O'Connell has announced some new and exciting changes to the Keelboat committee structure that has well–known keelboat expert Mel Collins serving as a dedicated Sailing Secretary for the Cork Harbour club.

'We have decided that the current committee structure does not lend itself to properly supporting all aspects of the Keelboat community', O'Connell writes on the club website.

'We are no longer using the class captains rolls to form the structure of the committee, instead we will have one Keelboat Sailing Secretary, who will in turn have a sub committee of Class reps.

The rest of the committee will then be formed by people to oversee areas of activity like, communications, social and prizegivings, race officer roster, club 1720s, results, and epecial events. Each committee member will then form a small sub committee to assist in their roll.

This new structure should see a much more focused commitment to the continued development of keelboat racing and all the associated elements within in our club, it also will involve a lot more volunteers which will hopefully in turn drive involvement in Keelboat Racing.

The new Keelboat Committee is: 

1. Keelboat Sailing Secretary Mel Collins

2. Results officer Wendy McElligott

3. Communications and social media Daragh Connolly

4. Race officer Roster Sean Hanley

5. Social and prize givings Mary Jones

6. Special events, things like Ballycotton race coastal league and Sunday mornings. Clem McElligott

7. Oversight of Club 1720 Fleet Brian Twomey

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