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General Committee and Staff

General Committee

Roger Yeoman, Commodore.

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 lives in Itchenor and sails an XOD.

Roger Heath, Vice Commodore.

Growing up on the IOW Roger learned to sail in Bembridge Harbour and at Seaview.  He crewed for his father on an XOD on Saturdays and Tuesday evenings, really enjoying the evening sailing.  He was a member at Brading Haven Yacht Club for many years and was then introduced to Darings and joined a syndicate as a member of the RLYC in Cowes. His 4 children all have a great love of sailing having grown up sailing at Itchenor in Mirrors, 420s and now RS200s.  They are often seen at the Club sailing; instructing, working as assistant bosun or behind the bar.  Roger has been a member of ISC since 1997 and was Chair of Junior Fortnight and has served on the GC.  He continues to enjoy racing keelboats and has recently purchased an XOD.

Roger Ewart Smith, Rear Commodore Sailing.

Roger started his sailing at the club. Early memories include capsizing in the Mirror parent and child race with his father Richard who was a keen 14er. After racing Ducklings, Mirrors and Fireflies at Junior Fortnight he graduated to helming an International 14 and won both the European and North American Championships. He then sailed a variety of boats at the club included K6 and singlehanders and currently is a member of a Swallow syndicate whilst also continuing to occasionally dabble in other fleets including XoDs and 200s. His three children all raced in Junior Fortnight while Roger took on responsibility for organising the sailing at the event for four years. He has also been a Class Captain on two separate occasions. He currently splits his time between Itchenor and London. 

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.

Kendall Massey, Rear Commodore Junior Sailing

Kendall has been a member since 2013 and has been a past Feva Class Captain, a member of the General Committee and is now our Rear Commodore Junior Sailing.

Emma Hansell, Rear Commodore House

Emma has been a Member with her family since 2004 and although she doesn't sail has supported her children in their sailing journey over the years. 
William Plant, Hon. Treasurer.

William has been a member since 2009 and sails an XOD, he has been Honorary Treasurer since 2017.

Hermione Pattison, General Committee Member.

Hermione grew up sailing and racing dinghies and keelboats in Weymouth and has raced 29ers, Fireflys and RS 200s. She met her husband sailing fireflies and has been a member of the Club since 2007 and is now supporting both of her children who sail Mirrors here at the Club. In recent years her family lived on a boat for 4 years cruising the Atlantic and West Indies!

Richard Benson, General Committee Member.

Richard grew up in the Scottish Highlands and started sailing whilst at school at Loch Earn SC. As well as campaigning a Laser, he also actively crewed Flying at traveller events throughout the UK and National and World championships including, as a 17 year old, at the World Championships in New Zealand. His sailing extended into larger keelboats including winning the Sonata Nationals Championships three successive years and campaigning a J24 at National, European and World Championships. After a degree in Naval Architecture he joined the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer, the highlight of which was serving as Navigating Officer of HMS Pembroke. Richard joined ISC in 2007 and now has an Aero. He has 3 children actively racing at Itchenor, which he oversaw as Mirror Class Captain for 3 years as they moved through Mirror, Topper, Fevas and 420 fleets.

Harriet Patterson, General Committee Member.

Barnie Hartley, General Committee Member.

Chris Darling, General Committee Member.

Chris grew up sailing in Edinburgh. Racing Mirrors, 420s and Enterprises in the cold Scottish weather. As teenagers they were ferociously competitive! He learnt how to team race and was selected for the BUSA North American tour, which was a memorable experience. After graduating as an architect, he moved to London and raced National 12s. Chris joined ISC in the 1990s and helped set up the RS200 fleet. Having three daughters, he has served multiple Junior Fortnights! He campaigned an SB20, winning some World Championship races and twice finishing in the top ten, he was also Class Chairman.
Chris is now enjoying life in the XOD fleet, which is nearly as competitive as the Scottish Mirror circuit! In 2006-8 he was chair of the development team at ISC and oversaw the refurbishment of the kitchen and dining rooms.

Martin Evans, General Committee Member.

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Jack Bartholomew

Bas Bush

Jack Hartley

Archie Leaver
Allegra Massey

Georgie Patterson

Max Slatter
Arabella Taylor


Club Secretary, Anna Goodman
extension number: 1

Contact for any administration enquiries including accommodation bookings, memberships and more.
Sailing Manager, Ryan Breach
extension number: 2

Contact for any sailing enquiries including training, racing and more.
Head Chef, Daniel Foster
extension number: 8

Danny is the man behind our wonderful food offering including our supper nights and his special curry nights!

Sous Chef - VACANT

Supports our Head Chef to bring our members and guests a wonderful food offering.

House Manager, Daniel Draisey
extension number: 6

Contact for any Clubhouse enquiries including event bookings, suppers and accommodation
Accounts Manager, Kay Penegar
extension number: 4

Contact for any accounts enquiries including invoices, subscriptions and  more.

Bosun, Allan Ross

Looks after all of the committee boats and RIBs here at ISC, manages the seasonal Bosun team and keeps our staging and launching facilities safe.

Sailing Administrator, Sue Mitchell
extension number: 3

Contact for any sailing administration enquiries including duties, berthing, trophies and more.

Last updated 10:46 on 25 June 2024

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