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Club officers

Adrian Crook Honorary Sailing Secretary and temporarily looking after Moorings

Following a short career in the merchant navy, Adrian completed over 30 years in the Fire Service. Adrian has been sailing since the age of 10 and, with his wife - Kristin, has competed at both national and international level. They now take part in both keel boat racing and cruising in their J120 Yacht Mojo. Adrian is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and offers tuition at all levels, sail and power boat, through Weymouth Sailing School. He has been a member of RDYC since 2004 and has held a number of positions, most recently as Commodore.   Adrian is also an active member of Yacht Clubs of Weymouth (YCW)

Kristin Crook - Commodore,  Honorary Treasurer

Kristin has been involved in sailing and water sports since childhood. She has considerable dinghy and keelboat experience and has competed at national and international level. Kristin has been a member of RDYC since 2004. As a Chartered Accountant, running her own company, she has brought a great deal of financial expertise to the position of Treasurer over a number of years. Kristin was appointed as Commodore in January 2017 and is the first Lady Commodore in the Club's 142 year history.

Gareth Peaston - Trustee

Another of the club’s experienced mariners, Gareth served as a Master Mariner with Cunard and P&O.  After 40 years at sea, he retired in 2005 but still serves as a volunteer Master on the historic steamship SS Shieldhall.  A sailor from an early age, Gareth joined the Royal Dorset Yacht Club in 2002 and has held a number of positions including several years as Commodore.



Ron Glover - Trustee

Ron has lived and worked in Weymouth all of his life, apart from a few years spent travelling the South West as relief Cinema Manager.  He joined the RDYC in 1970, and since this time has been an active member, supporting the club and serving on the Committee as Social Secretary for a period.

Graham Castell - Trustee

Graham served in the Royal Air Force as a navigator on Canberra's, spent many years in IT sales & marketing management prior to becoming a hotelier in Scotland & Portland.  He joined the RDYC in October 2002 and was appointed to the General Committee in 2004.  He has held positions of Rear Commodore and Vice Commodore with responsibilities for club maintenance, house & social, forward planning and treasurer before being appointed Commodore in March 2011.

Graham Castell Ron Kristin Crook Adrian Crook

Paul Cooper - Vice Commodore


Leighton Grey - Honorary Powerboat Secretary and Membership Secretary

Leighton has been a member of the Royal Dorset Yacht Club since 2004 and first joined the committee in 2008.  Leighton has also held the position of Commodore and is a committed motor boater spending most of the summer cruising the south coast and the coasts of the Channel Islands and France.  Leighton will be organising cruising with his wife Janet .


Tammy Newton - Rear Commodore, House

Barry de Bank - Rear Commodore, Honorary Secretary

Mary Glover - Social Secretary

Bev Brown - Minutes Secretary

Alex McLean - Marketing Officer

Jason Dobson - Business Officer