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: Tony Miller
Tony has always been on or around the sea and boats, with his sailing career starting with wind surfers at 17.
He then moved on to dinghy sailing and his RYA level 2 certificate in 1985 before stupidly taking a good 15 years out of boating. For the last dozen years or so he has been sailing yachts but decided he needed to get back into dingies again too so bought a boat and joined the Stromness Sailing Club. It seemed a good way to go and he's never looked back since, taking on the role of Vice Commodore and now Commodore.
Vice Commodore (Temporary): 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 and stepped down for that role in 2022. He is committed to trying to develop the Club and build its membership base. In the absence of a volunteer for the role of Vice Commodore he has agreed to take that job on temporarily to provide support to Tony Miller.
Secretary: Iso Tipler
Iso has been a member of Stromness SC since 2004 and is currently Secretary.
More than 35 years ago Iso used to sail frequently, most recently as skipper of a Miracle dinghy, but gave up when expecting her son and became mainly a land-lubber. After several years acting as the Race Starter she briefly took to the water again with ambitions to sail regularly but, alas, advancing years, a gammy hip and COVID-19 effectively put paid to that and she is back to being a land-lubber entirely now.
Treasurer: Johnny Robertson
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