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History

This is a transcription of the board at the top of the stairs leading to the lounge.  The Commodore would like to continue entries to the present year.  Former Commodores and members are asked to forward suggested important events etc., with year, to the Commodore. 

 
The Ebb and Flow of the Club’s History from 1949
 
1949                First meeting of Dovey Sailing Club held in Bryn Awel Aberdovey
                        Members’ subscription was 2/6d.    
     
1950                Captain Rowlands – Admiral - later Commodore
                        No sailing on Sundays
                        43 Members
                        First trials of G.P.14
                        Silting up a problem
 
1951                Commodore: Brigadier Templar
                        Bell logo adopted for G.P.14 boats
                        Whist drive in aid of funds
                        Sailing rules drawn up
                        Subscription rose to 5/-
                        Clubroom - Celtic House
                        D.S.C. asked to form committee for proposed Y.G.P.14 ‘o’ boat
 
1952                Commodore: James N. Evans
                        Headed note paper
                        Ration permit renewed
                        Offer of clubroom in the ‘Brit’
 
1953                Commodore: E. Howard Davies
                        Coronation arrangements
                        1st accident insurance policy
                        Membership cards
                        Badges – silver 7/6d – chrome 3/6d
                        Club ties
 
1954                Commodore: E. Howard Davies
                        Beach shelter renovated
                        Starting cannon renovated
                        D.S.C. represented on G.P.14 Association Committee
 
1955                Commodore: E. Howard Davies
                       Club’s original minute book lost
                        Meetings in Celtic House
 
1956                Commodore: E. Howard Davies
                        Starting races by gun not allowed on Sundays
                        Decline in membership
                        Welsh Championships
 
1957                Commodore: E. Howard Davies
                        76 railway sleepers (7/- ea) used to facilitate boat recovery
                        Keys problem with clubhouse
 
1958                Commodore: E. Howard Davies
                        ‘Moth’ boat proposed as class
                        Storage room acquired behind Jones’ ironmongers
                        ‘Working ladies’ consulted
                        Finance - credit balance £100.10s.0d
                        Untidy clubroom complaint
 
1959                Commodore: David H. Tildesley
                        Motor horn instead of gun to start races
                        G.P.14 terylene sails not permitted
                        Finance - credit balance £221.8s.7d.
                        J.B. Tyler becomes G.P.14 national champion
 
1960                Commodore: David H. Tildesley
                        Sailing club car badges 10/6d
                        Rent of club shelter £3.6.3 half year
                        Terylene sails allowed
                        Press secretary appointed
                        Finance – credit balance £315.15s.2p
 
1961                Commodore: David H. Tildesley
                        Institute approached for clubhouse room rental
                        Annual dinner dance held at George Hotel - Walsall
 
1962                Commodore: David H. Tildesley
                        Rumblings of a possible new clubhouse on foreshore
                        Club ‘stickers’ on masts
                        A bench seat for club members proposed
 
1963                Commodore: Searson J. Thompson
                        £500 invested in Defence Bonds
                        Subscriptions £3.3.0d pa
 
1964                Commodore: Searson J. Thompson
                        Club constitution rules completely revised
 
1965                Commodore: Ralph Davies
                        Advert for Cleaner 30/-per week
                        Church services held
 
1966                Commodore: Ralph Davies
                        A.G. Meetings to be held in August
                        Cost of cleaning clubhouse 30/- a week
 
1967                Commodore: Philip Thompson
                        Foreshore development going ahead
                        Three offshore racing buoys lost
                        First G.R.P. GP14 on show in Aberdovey
 
1968                Commodore: Searson J. Thompson
                        Clubhouse outline planning approval received. Est cost £7,790
                        Proposal for water ski-ing

1969                Commodore: Searson J. Thompson
                        Fund raising for new club house
                        Dovey Sailing Club becomes Dovey Yacht Club
                        Sailing to water-bourne activities
 
1970                Commodore: David G. Benbow
                        Work goes ahead for new clubhouse
                        Donation to retiring President R.Y.A. HRH Prince Philip
 
1971                Commodore: David G. Benbow
                        D.Y.C. and G.P.14 featured in G.P.14 Mainsail Magazine
                        Club celebrated its 21st birthday and opening of new clubhouse
                        Cutter race
 
1972                Commodore: Arthur C. Richardson
                        Dinghy park tarmacademed
                        Club acquires its own rescue boat
1973                Commodore: Arthur C. Richards
                        Problems with power boats
                        Fuel shortage
                        Annual dinner & dance – Corbett Arms
 
1974                Commodore: Walter Brindley
                        Boat lease granted 28 years
                        Club finances good
                        Galley charges Tea 5p, Coffee 7p
                        Annual Dinner Dance Parlours Hall Bridgnorth
 
1975                Commodore: Walter Brindley
                        Starting cannon stolen
                        53 GP14s / 4 Solos / 21 Mirrors / 27 odds and sods
                        Dinner Dance Mount Hotel Wolverhampton
 
1976                Commodore: Stanley N. Bottrill
                        Junior boat ownership thriving
                        General water shortage
                        Clywedog SC seeks permission to sail in estuary
 
1977                Commodore: Stanley N. Bottrill
                        Membership 267
                        New safety boat
                        Newsletter proposed
 
1978                Commodore: Albert H. Evans
                        First issue of ‘Dovey Bell’ – journal of DYC
                        Picnic Island proposals
                        Dinghy fleet 14 G.P.14/mirror/solo
                        ‘Singing’ halyard
 
1979                Commodore: Brian Whittaker
                        OOD’s to wear arm bands
                        New Treasurer reports OK except for 6p unaccounted for
 
1980                Commodore: Brian Whittaker
                        40 solo’s racing
                        Senior citizen membership £1
                        125 moored craft in estuary
 
1981                Commodore: Jeff Pearce
                        Finances in the ‘red’
                        Toppers rated unsuitable for the estuary
 
1982                Commodore: Jeff Pearce
                        Prince Charles and Diana ‘call in’
                        Host for Welsh Mirror Class Open
                        Sailboard Open
 
1983                Commodore: David Collins
                        Membership 156
                        Clubhouse timberwork deteriorating
 
1984                Commodore: David Collins
                        Club finances healthy again
                        Balcony renovated (balustrade)
                        Sailing attendances down
 
1985                Commodore: David Collins
                        More sand problems
                        Over 50’s attend course in Cowes I.O.W. for solo’s – David Benbow
                                & Vic Gowers represent D.Y.C.
 
1986                Commodore: David Collins
                        Decline in dinghy sailors
                        Increase in sailboarders
                        Club accused of becoming a ‘gin’ palace
 
1987                Commodore: David Benbow
                        Objections to new clubhouse
                        ‘Graduate’ national championships
                        Annual dinner dance Penmaendovey
                        Sand silting problem
                        Objections to ‘drinks’ licence
 
1988                Commodore: David Benbow
                        Cutter race revived
                        £50,000 needed for new clubhouse
 
1989                Commodore: David Benbow
                        Whitbred Round the World Race – Archy Coghill in ‘Integrity’ lying First with
                                 2,000 miles to go
                        Annual dinner & dance in Aberdovey for first time at ‘Plas Penhelig’
 
1990                Commodore: David Benbow
                        Two yacht club boats compete in Three Peaks Race
                        Serge trains 27 new members
                        8 cruisers sail to Ireland
 
1991                Commodore: Robert F. Heywood
                        New clubhouse opened
                        Visits from H.M.S. ‘Aberdovey’ and H.M.S. ‘Dovey’
 
1992                Commodore: Robert F. Heywood
                        Yacht club wins Carnival trophy
                        First handbook with names and addresses proposed
                        New rescue inflatable acquired
 
1993                Commodore: J.C.A. Tildesley
                       Visit from Ocean Club ‘Francis Drake’ 65’  ketch – Charlie meets the skipper – a female!
                        Stan Hugill plaque unveiled by Tony Davis of the ‘Spinners’
 
1994                Commodore: J.C.A. Tildesley
                        The refuge collapses
                        Revised constitution drawn up
 
1995                Commodore: J.C.A. Tildesley
                        Membership 300
                        V.A.T recovered
 
1996                Commodore : J.C.A. Tildesley
                        Lounge improvements
                        Bar ‘broken’ into
                        Bristol Festival of the Sea ‘Bonnie’ ‘Tremay’ and ‘Bootlegger’ attend
 
1997                Commodore: Meryl Glover
                        ‘Gambit’ Sigma 38’ finishes Ninth overall in 24 hour race Cowes I.O.W.
                        David and Sheila Morris ‘Bonnie’ competed and finished Peking Paris Race for vintage cars
 
1998                Commodore: Meryl Glover
                        ‘Gambit’ brings home the ‘silverware’ from National Championships in Cork, Ireland
 
1999                Commodore: Bill Bracewell
                        Club finances healthy
                        Youth sailing and training week successful
                        Des George masterminds new ‘Dory’ safety boat
 
2000                Commodore: Bill Bracewell


 

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