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Meet some of our members

Sutton Sailing Club

Our sailing club is what the members make it, and at Sutton Sailing Club we have a real emphasis on creating a friendly, warm, inviting atmosphere.  Everyone is keen to help each other, whether it be as instructors or  lending a helping hand with rigging a boat. Whatever your level of skill or confidence, we are always keen to lend a hand and gain new members to our club.  We have many social sailing days throughout the year, so members and their families are always very welcome.

The Instructors 


Although we may occasionally call in instructors with specialist skills or to refresh our own ideas, most of the training at the club is undertaken by club members who have gained their RYA instructor certificates. RYA Dinghy Instructors have to demonstrate their sailing competance during a 2 day pre-assessment and complete a 4 day assessment course looking at their capabilities to teach the course elements. They must also hold an up to date first aid certificate, and be CRB checked. Senior Instructors have passed a further assessment on their ability to properly organise and execute a programme of training within RYA guidelines. 

Allan Coleman


Rear Commodore

Club House Manager

Chief Power Boat Instructor

Simon Belcher


Social Sailing Co-ordinator

Main Committee member

    Paul Smith
Vice Commodore 
Senior Dinghy Instructor

David Dunt
Sailing Secretary
Dr Matthew Lewis
Welfare Officer

Kim Barrow

Sailing Course Administrator

Website Administrator

Main Committee Member

Training Sub-Committee Member

Craig Carty

Social Secretary

Jonathan Haigh
Dinghy Instructor
Chris Davis
Dinghy Instructor
Power Boat Instructor
Rob Allen

RYA Club Principal

Chief Dinghy Instructor

Main Committee Member

Training Sub-committee Member

Matthew Daniels
Club Treasurer
Dinghy Instructor
Tim Birch
Membership Secretary
Keith Cureton

Main Committee Member

Dinghy Instructor

Nicola Revell

Dinghy Instructor

Training Sub-Committee

Eddie Powell

Main Committee Member

John Wilber

Main Committee Member

The committee is elected annually at the AGM to serve for 1 year.
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