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David Mead named Royal Southern Yacht Club Commodore

by Peta Stuart-Hunt on 8 Dec 2012
Mr David Mead ©Michael Austen Photography
The newly elected Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club, David Mead, has vowed to 'make use of the legacy that the highly successful 175 celebrations this year leaves astern of us.'

David Mead was elected Commodore at the Hamble-based Club's recently held AGM, replacing Mark Inkster who had completed his two year tenure as Commodore during what has arguably been the Club's busiest two years in its 175 year history.

The new Vice Commodore is Tim Robinson, previously Rear Commodore House, and Karen Henderson-Williams has been elected Rear Commodore Sailing, whilst John Roberts has been elected Rear Commodore House.

David Mead has been a member of the Club since 1994, most recently serving as its Vice Commodore and Chairman of the Executive Committee. He sat on the Sailing Committee for two years and was Rear Commodore Sailing from 2004-2006. Mead also has a passion for motorboats and spent ten years powerboat racing in the 1960s and 70s. He has spent many years as Chairman of the Club's Motorboat Committee so has a thorough, all embracing view of how he wants to see the Club grow in both yachting and motor boating arenas.

A key part of David Mead's early remit as Commodore will be to help steer through some exciting plans for the development of the 'Prince Philip Yacht Haven' for which the Club hopes to obtain planning approval in the early part of 2013.

This 175th Anniversary year and all the activities associated with it has seen the Royal Southern Yacht Club become more publicly recognised as one of the premier yacht clubs in the world. Commodore Mead has said that it is his intention to continue the successful development of the Club's yacht racing activities closer to home, working with other local clubs and classes to help maintain the Club's profile regionally and nationally as well as internationally.
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