Historic Officers

Use the links below to access the lists of Cambridge sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing historic officers. We only record the history of current main positions here, because some positions have come and gone over the years. Team Racing and Windsurfing Captains are recorded in their respective history sections. All the lists are in reverse date order – left to right and down. The links point to the Wikipedia article about the person concerned.

Presidents – Senior Heads of the Club

Mike HaylesChurchill2016-
Prof Ian LiddellSt Johns2008-2016Graham CammMagdalene2002-2008
Prof Roger NeedhamSt Johns1995-2002Chris AtkinsPembroke1985-1995
Dick TizzardChurchill1981-1985Col Ken WylieSt Johns1970-1981
Sir Bryan MatthewsKings1960-1970Sir Geoffrey TaylorTrinity1946-1960
Henry Yule OldhamKings1944-1946Sir Arthur Quiller CouchJesus1919-1944
H PorterTrinity1913-1918G B FinchQueens1899-1913
Rev Henry HennTrinity Hall1893-1899H TarnTrinity Hall1893

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Commodores, Vice Presidents, Vice Commodores, and Rear Commodores – Junior Heads of the Club

Prior to 1921 there was no annually-elected Junior Head of the Club. From 1921 to 1968 the title of the Junior Head was Rear Commodore; then, in 1968, it changed to Vice Commodore; then, after sections were established in 1986, it became Vice President; and finally, in 2005, it became Commodore. Liz Walker (now Hamilton) was the first lady to be Junior Head of the Club, serving as as Vice President for the two years 1988-90.

2020-2021Freddie ScottFitzwilliam2019-2020
Greg SaleJesus2018-2019Jamie WebbCaius2017-2018
George HopesCorpus Christi2016-2017Bryan OrmondPembroke2015-2016
Tim PalmerSt Catharines2014-2015Josh FlackEmmanuel2013-2014
Honor FellNewnham2012-2013Felix DanczakHomerton2010-2012
Frances WensleyMagdalene2008-2010Eddie GlennieCaius2007-2008
David KnightFitzwilliam2006-2007Ed ClaySt Johns2005-2006
Chris AddisonSt Johns2004-2005George HarstonSt Catharines2003-2004
Rob HoeyRobinson2002-2003Andy BramahCorpus2001-2002
Tom HebbertCaius2000-2001Rich GuyEmmanuel1999-2000
Rob SherringtonTrinity1998-1999Archie MasseyPembroke1997-1998
Mark CarletonDowning1996-1997Roger DouglasEmmanuel1995-1996
Sarah GriffithsKings1994-1995Jon JamesCaius1993-1994
Nigel MasdingSt Johns1992-1993Anita CampionSt Catharines1991-1992
Ian WalkerDowning1990-1991Liz WalkerNew Hall (Murray Edwards)1988-1990
Keith LyonDowning1987-1988Amer AffanTrinity1986-1987
Peter KennedyRobinson1985-1986Barry ParkinDowning1984-1985
Julian ElwoodTrinity1983-1984Roger BickerstaffKings1982-1983
Howard WilliamsQueens1981-1982John GilmoreKings1980-1981
Roger YeomanCorpus1979-1980Mark StruckettSelwyn1978-1979
Bruce BurnettCorpus1977-1978Chris AtkinsPembroke1976-1977
Mike HoyleSidney Sussex1975-1976Will HendersonTrinity1974-1975
John BurkeTrinity Hall1973-1974Phil CrebbinMagdalene1972-1973
Bob BarkerFitzwilliam1971-1972Ricky WillowsClare1970-1971
Roger WilliamsTrinity Hall1969-1970John CalvertCaius1968-1969
Chris BrownClare1967-1968Peter DixonCorpus1966-1967
Patrick GiffordMagdalene1965-1966Anthony ButlerClare1964-1965
Richard Hermon TaylorSt Johns1963-1964Peter BainbridgeSidney Sussex1962-1963
John ThompsonPeterhouse1961-1962Jeremy VinesEmmanuel1960-1961
Clive SampsonSt Johns1959-1960Andrew GreenMagdalene1958-1959
Mike ProsserTrinity1957-1958Mike PopePembroke1956-1957
George EdmondCaius1955-1956Mike PeacockTrinity1954-1955
Brian HeronSt Catharines1953-1954Jack KnightsDowning1952-1953
A G BakerCaius1951-1952C W GreenKings1950-1951
J A SampsonCorpus1949-1950R R ColesClare1948-1949
W R SwannKings1947-1948R G FrederickTrinity Hall1945-1947
C H GriffithTrinity1943-1945B H ColemanJesus1942-1943
P R MastersPembroke1941-1942G F DeakinPembroke1941-1941
W J HotblackSidney Sussex1940-1941Charles NanceClare1939-1940
James BlewittTrinity1938-1939Ben Everton-JonesDowning1937-1938
J F PaxtonPembroke1935-1937W B de QuinceySt Johns1934-1935
John WinterTrinity1932-1934Sir J N Nicholson BtTrinity1931-1932
T H ScottClare1930-1931Stewart MorrisTrinity1929-1930
Frank UsborneClare1928-1929G C TozerTrinity1927-1928
J W KettlewellPembroke1926-1927H R RogersTrinity1925-1926
W D SmellieKings1924-1925W de L WinterTrinity1923-1924
G P ChandlerTrinity1922-1923Charles LeafTrinity1921-1922

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Senior Treasurers

Frank TietzeWolfson2017-Tom RidgmanWolfson2003-2017
Michael John GiffordCaius2000-2003Prof Malcolm MackleyRobinson1985-2000
Andrew TristramChurchill1983-1985Brian RalphJesus1982-1983
Andrew TristramChurchill1976-1982Brig M L CrosthwaitDarwin1969-1976
Dick TizardChurchill1963-1969Col Ken WylieSt Johns1960-1963
H O Carter-JonasSt Johns1957-1960D N HarperSt Johns1952-1957
H J PyeSt Johns1946-1952E T SpoonerClare1944-1946
E E BenestCaius1942-1944R S MamberTrinity1941-1942
Henry Yule OldhamKings1903-1941C J CaveTrinity1902-1903
H H BrindleySt Johns1894-1902O H HansonTrinity1893-1894

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Senior Secretaries

Anthony ButlerClare2011-
Jim DowningPeterhouse2001-2011Jeremy JohnsonChrists1995-2001
Liz WalkerNew Hall (Murray Edwards)1992-1995Inger EadeSec Sidney Sussex1981-1992
Tim OwenChurchill1978-1981Ricky WillowsClare1977-1978
John BurkeTrinity Hall1974-1977David MarplesTrinity Hall1969-1974
Jeff CoopePembroke1965-1969Roger NeedhamSt Johns1964-1965
Anthony RobertsSt Catharines1962-1964Roger NeedhamSt Johns1957-1962
J W OatleyTrinity1956-1957P G SpensCorpus1947-1956
David HinksTrinity1946-1947B F Hounsell DammersPembroke1940-1946
David HinksTrinity1937-1940W de WinterTrinity1927-1937
Edgar AdamsDowning1903-1926As per Treasurers(Combined role)1893-1903

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