Committee Members 2017-18

HOEOCA Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee. It is run by a board comprising 12 members who meet every month to discuss and plan events in line with the aims and objectives of the Association. This committee welcomes new ideas from members.

Committee Members

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    Judy Lambourne


    I have been sailing since 1990 and joined HOEOCA in 1997. I served as Rear Commodore Cruising for many years and very much enjoy exploring the world from the water.

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    Mark Parker
    Rear Commodore Training


    Joined HOEOCA in 2007. Day Skipper, Competent Crew. Love the club as you get to meet and sail with an amazing variety of people.

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    Peter Smerdon


    Learned to dinghy sail as a boy and owned Albacore 341 'Ginger Nut'. Started RYA navigation classes in early 1990s and was a founder member of HOEOCA and its third commodore. Sailing is still great - always something new to learn!

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    Ashleigh Hemming


    I stated my association with the sea in 1980 when I trained as a commercial diver at Fort Bovisand in Devon as an option to my degree course in Civil Engineering.

    I started sailing in 2008 when I did the RYA Level 1 and 2 dinghy courses at Shustoke Sailing Club. After the course I purchased a Laser Dinghy which I now race regularly at Shustoke Sailing Club.

    Whilst at Shustoke I did the RYA Day Skipper and yacht-master theory courses and have subsequently been on a number of sailing excursions including a trip across the channel to Guernsey and Alderney last summer.

    In addition to be being the Hoeaca Treasurer I am also the Treasurer of the RYA Midland Regional Volunteer Team where I have been in post for three years. I was the Treasurer of Shustoke Sailing club for 7 years but retired from this post 18 months ago.

    My working life has been spent as a design Engineer on major Civil and Structural Engineering projects but towards the end of my career I moved into Project Management for a large multidisiciplined organisation involved with the design and construction of pharmaceutical, food and chemical plants.

    I retired in October last year to spend more time cycling, sailing, digging the allotment and amusing the grandchildren.

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