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Why I joined the PYC and my first Club Sail to Cowes

(by Peter Edwards – originally published in the July 2021 newsletter) I retired in 2019, at what seemed like the relatively young age of 55. I had not planned it but, as someone once told me, “it will just happen, when it happens”. Another friend suggested “make sure your colleagues are asking why, rather than when”. In retrospect, 2019 was […]

Round the Island on RelaX

(by Mike Poppleton – originally published in the July 2021 newsletter) Round the Island – 3rd July 2021 – my first yacht race! I felt a bit daunted as the day approached – it’s a long way, a 50 mile course round the Isle of Wight, with over 1000 boats reliant on good wind and keeping […]

Meet The Member Interview – Ted Sankey, former Commodore

(This interview was originally published in the May 2020 newsletter) What first interested you in standing for office?Having had the benefit from Phoenix to do such a range of sailing, I wanted to give something back. What do you do for the Club as a Commodore? The formal role is to be a director of the Club and […]

Meet The Member Interview – Richard Ash, Rear Commodore (Sailing)

(This interview was originally published in the June 2020 newsletter) In this Meet the Members article our Rear Commodore (Sailing), Richard Ash, gives us his thoughts about his life with PYC. We’re keen to use this slot for all members – if you’re happy to be interviewed please contact PYC Comms.  What first interested you in taking on your […]

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