Darwin Sailing Club
Management committee

Management committee

The Darwin Sailing Club is governed by a management committee led by the Commodore.

Commodore

Peter Lockett

Commodore

Peter is a long-term member of the Club and has previously served as Rear-Commodore House. He received the well-deserved honour of Club Person of the Year in 2011. Peter is a keen sailor with his wife on their yacht Redline.

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Vice-Commodore Sailing

Conor Byrne

Vice-Commodore Sailing

Conor joined the management committee from the Tasar ranks. He represents the Club at national and international regattas on Whammyy!!, was Tasar Sailor of the Year and loves his match racing as well. As Vice-Commodore Sailing he is also the chair of the sailing committee and responsible for our racing. 

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Treasurer

Ian Pollock

Treasurer

Ian first joined the Club as a Junior in 1983. He has been an active member with the Club and with the MANTA Association since then. Ian raced his catamaran Ms Palmer, previous Boat of the Year, until selling her recently. He plans to launch his work in progress, Mia Tai, this season.

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Rear-Commodore Training & Juniors

Simon Cruickshank

Rear-Commodore Training & Juniors

Simon brings first hand knowledge to the role with his family heavily involved in sailing and training. Simon is the chair for the training committee and supports the junior committee. If he is not around at the Club on race day there is a good chance his is out on his A Class catamaran Smokin'.

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Rear-Commodore Social 

Eury-Jane Butler

Rear-Commodore Social 

Eury-Jane participated in school holiday sailing programs and crewed on a Tasars as a youth. She is an Australian Air Force Cadet Instructor and enjoys leading youth in outdoor activities. Eury-Jane enjoys the social aspect of the Club and is keen to promote the Club as a destination for the younger Darwin population.

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Committee Member

Steve Schortz

Committee Member

Steve first joined the Club around 1990 learning to sail while racing an old Plywood 26ft Hartley named Run A Muck. Veneta (a Timpenny 770) followed and was also raced and cruised for many years. He now sails the 41ft cruiser/racer X-Factor. Steve has been heavily involved in junior sailing with the Minnow Association, YNT, NT Sailing Team and the sailing committee.

Committee Member

Ingo Niemeier

Committee Member

Ingo has been involved in sailing from a young age and has competitively sailed in a wide range of boats and races. He has an extensive knowledge of the sailing environment in Australia and beyond, through his previous involvement in the marine industry. Ingo and his family joined the Club in 2012 sailing a Tasar with his son initially, before joining the A-class fleet with Pigs Can Fly Again.

Committee Member

Phil Burgess

Committee Member

Phil joined the Club and did the learn to sail course in 2013. He crews Beebop the Tasar with his partner Christine at the helm. He spends most of his spare time wondering why most of Darwin doesn't sail.

Committee Member

Peter Weir

Committee Member

Secretary

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