17th December, 2020

A few words from Ann Kirwan Commdore

Our DBSC virtual AGM was held on Monday 7th December, at which Jonathan Nicolson, having completed his two-year term as Commodore, stepped down.  I would like to sincerely thank Jonathan for all his hard work, commitment and the huge contribution he has made to DBSC over the past 10 years and I wish him fair sailing in the future.  

Thank you to all those who participated in this year’s AGM.  Unfortunately we were unable to hold the AGM so members could attend in person, but we are hopeful that this will be possible next year.  We are also mindful that our Annual Prize Giving event had to be cancelled, but hopefully an opportunity will arise later in the New Year.

I am truly honoured to be taking up the position of Commodore of DBSC.  Ed Totterdell is our new Vice Commodore, while Jacqueline McStay takes on the role of Rear Commodore. Peter Fleming continues as Honorary Treasurer and Chris Moore continues as Honorary Secretary. All the committee members have agreed to stay on in their roles which will make for a smooth transition for 2021. I look forward to working with this great team and with our extensive pool of extremely capable volunteers. Together we will endeavour to ensure that DBSC continues to provide top quality racing for you, our members.

We are working with Irish Sailing in the hope of having a fuller AIB DBSC summer racing series in 2021. Our sailing working group, led by our Director of Racing Jack Roy, along with PRO Ed Totterdell and some of our regular race officers, has already started to plan our summer 2021 racing programme.

On behalf of myself, our Officers and our Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you our Members and your families a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the water next year!

Ann Kirwan

Commodore DBSC