Andrew Dandridge -- Chairman, Web Master, Journal Editor
Owner of "Pheon", a 1984 vintage Vancouver 32, and one of the founder members of the Vancouver class being son of John Dandridge, the original builder of Vancouver Yachts in Europe. He has sailed since the age of ten having a succession of racing dinghies including a Fireball. Andrew has also competed in the Fastnet Race, The Cowes Dinard Race, many Channel races and the Round the Island Race. He was the technical director and designer in Pheon Yachts Ltd and was responsible for the class development and interior design of the Vancouver range and designer of the Vancouver Pilot.
Ian Chambers -- Treasurer
My interest in sailing started in the 80's when I used to race an Enterprise around a gravel pit at Wraysbury, close to Heathrow. The Enterprise was a little old and tired and was, in due course, replaced by a brand new Comer Versa which we sailed and raced as a family. I am now the proud owner of, once again, an old and slightly tired boat, but now it's a Vancouver 27. I sail her, usually on my own, out of Marchwood, at the top of Southamption Water. To date I've never managed the miles that I plan but next year will definitely be different. Hope to see you on the water.
Philip Webb -- Secretary
I started sailing in the 70’s through Services Sailing at Gosport. As my career developed in increasingly busy roles in the submarine service and with a young family sailing opportunities reduced. After leaving the Royal Navy I eventually joined the team at Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre with the opportunity to lead expeditions and teach for 11 years until my retirement. I became a yacht owner in the late 80’s based on the west coast of Scotland. Now my wife Angela and I, sail Sedna a 1979 27’ which we have (almost) refitted. Under the last owner she came off her mooring and was damaged before languishing ashore for several years before we rescued her.
JoJo Jones -- Facebook Administrator
Peter Paternotte -- Netherlands Area Representative
Sailing has been a lifelong passion for me, starting with dinghies (including a homebuilt Mirror), moving on to cabin cruisers and proper seagoing yachts later on. In my V34c I've cruised the entire Baltic, most of the UK and Belgium/France next to - of course - my own beautiful home waters. In 2011 I did an Atlantic circuit with my brother in law as mate, sailing from the Canaries to Barbados, visiting the Windward and several Leeward Islands, returning via Bermuda and the Azores. In 2013 I returned to the Azores, partly singlehanded. I also did a little bit of offshore racing (under the ORC handicap system), including the Colin Archer Memorial Race. Now in a different phase of life I've sold my V34c and purchased a V27 which I'm bringing back in oceangoing condition, almost finished. Coming year we plan to revisit the Baltic.