Meet Our New Commodore!!

As we head into yet another sailing season the club would like to introduce Jeremy Cooper as club commodore, Jeremy has recently taken over the role from Tim Bowden who held the role of commodore for many years.

For those members old & new who have yet to meet Jeremy, here is a little background into Jeremy’s history.

Jeremy started sailing as a young boy on the banks of the River Dee in Chester with his father & brother, his first boat was an Enterprise, having no sailing lessons he is self-taught and often found himself in the river rather than in the boat, with a lot of determination and practice he eventually got the hang of sailing. In his teenage years Jeremy became a member of Chester Sailing & Canoeing Club where he took up Canoeing along side Sailing, he later joined Bala Sailing Club where he was a member for many years. Following a 10-year break from sailing Jeremy became a member of Shotwick Lake Sailing club which he joined approximately 14 years ago. Jeremy enjoys his Sunday & Wednesday racing with other club members and chatting with clubs members after racing with a mug of tea in hand, currently sailing a Lighting & often taking part in the Lightning Travellers series representing the club. Jeremy is an active member of the club taking part in many work parties and training events along with other club members. Over the years Jeremy has also sailed Mirror’s, Fireball & International Moth’s, many of which he built himself, he especially enjoys boat maintenance, taking them apart rebuilding and repair work. In 2013 Jeremy was part of a 5-man team that competed in the Rolex Fast Net onboard a 38ft Dehler yacht, finishing 23rd.

Jeremy would like to thank Tim for all his hard work over the years as Commodore and for the advice and support Tim has given Jeremy as he now takes over the role.

For any club members new or old please do not hesitate to approach Jeremy or a member of the club committee should you have any questions or need assistance.

Wishing everyone a Happy & Safe Sailing Season.

Jeremy Cooper