Flag Officers

Stromness SC is run by a group of dedicated Flag Officers and Members and is well supported by others both on and off the water. Details of the current flag officers are given below.


Commodore:  Mark Taylor

Mark has been an active and enthusiastic member of Stromness SC for many years and is the Club's Senior Dinghy Instructor and Child Protection Officer. 

He was the main driving force behind the Club's successful mission to obtain sponsorship to train instructors, improve the Club's Topper fleet and purchase new RS Feva training dinghies and a new support RIB.

Having served his term as Vice Commodore for two years, Mark was elected as Commodore in December 2018.  He is committed to trying to develop the Club and build its membership base.







Vice Commodore:  Beta Rodrigues

Beta is originally from Portugal but has been living in the UK since 2011. She came to Orkney for the first time in the summer of 2015, initially for 2 months, and never left.

Her first experience with sailing was a day trip on a friend's yacht in the south of England and since then she has been eager to learn how to sail. In 2016 she completed her beginner adult training with the Club and carried on as an improver in 2017.  Since then she has enjoyed crewing for Donnie Hall in his Snipe.







Secretary:secretary mike grainger  Iso Tipler

Iso has been a member of Stromness SC since 2004 and is currently Secretary and the regular race starter.

She used to sail frequently many years ago, most recently as skipper of a Miracle dinghy, but gave up when expecting her son who is now in his thirties and has become mainly a land-lubber. However, in the early Autumn of 2018 she did manage to get on the water again and hopes in 2019 to do a little sailing under tuition to regain confidence.





Treasurer:  Magda Symborska-Bishop

Magda Szymborska-Bishop is from Poland and came to Orkney for the first time in the summer of 2005. After falling in love with the place she returned in 2006 and made her home in Stromness for good. She learned to sail in the Mazurian Lake District in Poland and on the sea, including yacht trips on the Baltic, North Sea and sailing on the tall ship STS Pogoria across the Atlantic from Las Palmas to the Carribean. Magda completed her adult training with the Club in 2016 and since then she has enjoyed crewing for James Bugon in his Snipe. Her sailing was suspended last year due to a new family arrival, but she hopes to be back on the water this season. Magda was elected to the role of Treasurer in December 2018.




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