The Otter Flag Officers are elected annually by the Senior Otters and form the Otter Committee. Consisting of the Commodore, Vice Commodore, two Rear Commodores and Secretary. The Otter Flag Officers play a pivotal role in the organisation and running of events throughout the season. Keen sailors themselves the Flag Officers will be found regularly at the club during Otter training sessions and will be on hand to provide help, support and information to all Otter members and their parents.
2019 Flag Officers
Commodore: Tom Rands, aged 18
Hi I’m Tom and I’ll be your Commodore for this season. I have been at this club since 2010 and have loved every minute of it since. I am honoured that I have been elected this position and look forward to working with my Flag Officers throughout the season to make this great club even better. As always I will be around almost every Saturday so if you have any questions or need any help just come and ask!
Vice Commodore: James Pitcher, aged 16
Hello my name is James Pitcher and I will be the 2019 Vice Commodore for the Otters this season. I have come from a sailing family and have sailed since I was 5 years old and I intend to carry on until physically possible! Sailing is such a huge part of my life and has brought me so many great memories and I look forward to helping the rest of the Otter sailing community to experience the same amazing and enjoyable moments that I have had.
Rear Commodore: Ben Hutton-Penman, aged 16
Hi, I'm Ben and I'm Rear commodore for the Otters this year. Sailing has been with me my whole life and I have a massive passion for the sport. I have had so many memories from sailing on the pond crying as I hated any wind over 5 knots to racing around the courses in the Laser. Last year I was lucky enough to win 2 World Championships, so I can't wait to share my knowledge to the younger sailors at the club, I look forward to having a great year with you all! If you have any questions you will find me next to the big, fast boat with orange sails (29er).
Rear Commodore: Ella Phelps, aged 16
I’ve been part of this club most my life and it has been a great constant and stability for me, with the sailing and the people. I love being part of the club and hope to continue being part of this club for many years more. Being a committee member means so much for me as I have always wanted to help out. Also, it is giving me great experience in organising and helping others which will help me on my way to becoming an events manager.
Secretary: Martha Waples, aged 16
Hi, I’m Martha and I will be the Otter Secretary for this upcoming season. Ever since my older brother and sister started sailing I have been down at the Club almost every Saturday and I am currently sailing an RS200 with Izzie Corbett. I am really looking forward to helping out to support the Club this year and hope that it’s going to be a great season!