On Friday 26 May 2017 a new era, for not only DBSC, but also for the worldwide Laser community, began when Andrew Cox (aka "troublemaker") was unanimously named Commodore.
Commodore Cox took little time to set out his ambitious agenda, promising sweeping changes to bring the club into the modern era. His biggest initiative is a major renovation of the clubhouse, of which the highlights include:
· 12 pokies in the disabled toilet
· a full wet bar on the front deck
· a DJ after club championships
· a bridge between our front deck and the ferry wharf
· a contract to make our front deck the launch point for the Island
To make his vision a reality, Commodore Cox has assembled a committee of like-minded individuals, namely:
Vice Commodore - Michael Osborne
Rear Commodore - Geoff Kirk
Secretary - Clare Alexander
Treasurer - Mark Crowhurst
Canteen Captain - Paul Adam
Yacht Representative - Jonathan Stone
Laser Representative - Ian Alexander
Social Secretary - Peter Collie
Property Officer - Gerry Donohoe (Jazzman)
Property Officer - Pat Levy (RIBs)
Handicapper - Darryl Lawrence
LTR Officer - Martin White
Newsletter Editor - Kirk Marcolina
CTO - Nick Pellow
Audit reviewer - Richard George
Some in the club compared the new direction to the efforts of other world leaders, saying, "Coxie is going to 'make DBSC great again'!”
Commodore Cox gave thanks to those who came before him, paying tribute to the leadership of Don Roach, Mark Bethwaite and Luke Parker.
Mark Bethwaite remarked, "I was initially concerned at the proposal to appoint a Radial sailor as Commodore, but I soon became more comfortable as I realised Andrew's plans are entirely aligned with the vision for the club we have all been working towards over the years."
You can read the Commodore Cox's entire maiden speech and learn more about the outgoing and incoming committee members here.
In the meantime, we hope you come by to enjoy DBSC’s Vivid entry (see photo below). It’s great to see Commodore Cox is already putting his unique stamp on the club.