The Club must have between 3 and 6 Trustees at any point, appointed by the General Committee from the Ordinary and Honorary Members of the Club, to hold the club's assets (excluding the freehold land owned by NSC Ltd) in Trust for the benefit of members.
Our Trustees are all former Commodores or Vice-Commodores of the Club, who are well versed in our history, the site, and running the club, training centre and events here. They are available to provide guidance to the current Committee, and to approve legal matters on behalf of the club, as required.
Born in 1948, a career in the London Fire Brigade for 25 years and since 1993 a health & safety consultant in fire safety and construction. Cant quite bring myself to retire despite a few health issues.
Joined Netley SC in 1992 having never sailed previously and sailed with my brother-in-law before acquiring his dinghy, a Leader, around 1999. Raced once and decided it was not for me and enjoyed pottering about between the Hamble and Marchwood as well as the après sailing in the clubhouse and camping field. Realised I enjoyed big boat sailing after a Competent Crew course out of Southampton and took my Day Skippers and started yacht sailing mainly on 40 plus yachts out of Lymington & Gosport and undertook RORC racing along & across the channel culminating in the Fastnet in the disastrous 2007 Race where we retired to St Vast as all the sheltered English ports were overflowing with battered boats and crews (and the restaurants were better in St Vast!) I officially qualified for the tee-shirt as we started the race but have never had the audacity to wear it (One day!)
Vice Commodore 2004/5 and a committee member at various times over the years. A keen camper, real ale and wine connoisseur with a keen interest in the City of London. A father of four children (now in their 40s) who all benefited from the fantastic freedom and magic of Netley, two of whom are now resuming sailing at Rutland Water with their children.John Norris