Direction & Committees

According to Club' Regulations, the West Indies Yacht Club is organised around various committees under the authority of the Commodore and the relevant Flag Officers.

The current committee members have been elected on December 12th, A.D. 2015, for a period of three years, by the General Assembly of WIYC’ Members and approved by the Board of Directors of the West Indies Yacht Club.

The Executive Committee

Commodore

Sir Thierry Waterford-Mandeville, KLJ.

Email: commodore@wiyc.club

Vice-Commodore

Rt. Hon. James W. O’Connolly

(in charge of land-based activities)

Email: vicecommodore@wiyc.club

Rear Commodore

Edward Ramsey, Esq.

(in charge of water-based activities)

Email: rearcommodore@wiyc.club

Club Treasurer

James Burlington, VC.

Email: accounts@wiyc.club

Club Secretary

John Ransdale, Esq.

Email: secretary@wiyc.club

The General Committee

Chairman of the Committee

Sir Thierry Waterford-Mandeville, KLJ.

Committee' members

Rt. Hon. James W. O’Connolly

Edward Ramsey, Esq.

James Burlington, VC.

John Ransdale, Esq.

Edgar J. Barenwood, Esq.

Capt. Philip Somerset, KBE.

William Morrison, Q.C., Hon. Bar.

Christopher E. Barsey, Esq.

The Count Edouard-Marie Cambon des Reaux de Maurecourt.

Michael Fowles-Barriston, Esq.

 

Honorary Members

List of Honorary Members of the West Indies Yacht Club.

(Since 1885 to present days)

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Lord Stanley of Preston, KG GCB GCVO PC (1841 – 1899 – 1908)

Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (1839 – 1901 – 1916)

Sir William Henry Manning, GCMG KBE CB (1863 – 1907 – 1932)

Sir Edward Brandis Denham, GCMG KBE (1876 – 1927 – 1938)

Sir Kenneth William Blackburne, GCMG GBE (1907 – 1964 – 1980)

Sir William Langley, Bt. (1921 -1996 – 2014)

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Bar. CBE RD

Marc Pointud, Esq.

The Membership Committee

Chairman of the Committee

Rt. Hon. James W. O’Connolly

Committee' members

Sir Thierry Waterford-Mandeville, KLJ.

Edward Ramsey, Esq.

James Burlington, VC.

John Ransdale, Esq.

 

The Sailing Committee

Chairman of the Committee

Rt. Hon. James W. O’Connolly

Committee' members

Sir Thierry Waterford-Mandeville, KLJ.

James Burlington, VC.

Edward Ramsey, Esq.

John Ransdale, Esq.

Capt. Philip Somerset, KBE.

William Morrison, Q.C., Hon. Bar.

Christopher E. Barsey, Esq.

The Finances Committee

Chairman of the Committee

James Burlington, VC.

Committee' members

Sir Thierry Waterford-Mandeville, KLJ.

Rt. Hon. James W. O’Connolly

Edward Ramsey, Esq.

John Ransdale, Esq.

Capt. Philip Somerset, KBE.

William Morrison, Q.C., Hon. Bar.

Christopher E. Barsey, Esq.

List of Past Commodores

2015 - Present

Sir Thierry Waterford-Mandeville, KLJ.

1996-2015

The Rt. Hon. Winthorpe Trelawny, CBE VC

1962-1996

The Rt. Hon. Alexander Myles-Warwick, KBE.

1957-1962

Sir Kenneth William Blackburne, GCMG GBE

1932-1957

Rear Admiral Peter Wilkinson, GCMG VC.

1907-1932

Sir William Henry Manning, GCMG KBE CB

1889-1907

The Rt. Hon. James Audley-Stuart, KBE VC CB

1885-1889

Sir Henry Wylie Norman, GCB GCMG CIE

Burgees of the Flag Officers

 

Flag' Officers are entitled to fly a distinctive burgee in addition to the Club' burgee.

The Commodore' Burgee:

 essai burgee AYC 4

The Vice-Commodore' Burgee:

vice commodore burgee

The Rear-Commodore' Burgee:

rear commodore burgee

The Treasurer' Burgee:

Treasurer burgee