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.

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Presidents – Senior Heads of the Club

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

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

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Senior Treasurers

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

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Senior Secretaries

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

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