The Junior Committee (JC) members are Salterns members normally aged 12 (year 8) and over who have volunteered to take responsibility for running the club. This is a big commitment but an important one. Children learn best when copying other sailors so these committee members are the best people to help young skippers to learn and enjoy sailing.
Most club session have a member of the JC on duty who will help budding sailors with any questions, take them for rides in Scows, show them how to rig the boats or help them learn to sail other boats.
Most of the Junior Committee members learned to sail at Salterns themselves and have been members since they were 6 or 7 or even came here as babies with their older siblings so know just what a child will need to help them progress.
Many of the Junior Committee take their sailing outside Salterns and participate in local and national events. Between them they have enormous talent and a wealth of information. Please do ask!
My name is Tom Wharmby, and I am your commodore for 2021. I’m really looking forward to the fun we will have this year and can’t wait to sail with you at the Salterns.
I have been sailing at the Salterns for a decade now. It has been the best place, not just for developing my sailing skills and confidence but also having fun, both on and off the water. After mastering the essentials at the Salterns, I have gone on to join the RS Tera UK training squad and, subsequently, the RS Aero UK Youth team. This has allowed me to compete at various national and world championships, at home and abroad. But the Salterns remains one of my favourite places to sail, and provides opportunities, and scenery, that you can’t find elsewhere.
My junior committee and I have lots of new and exciting ideas to get people sailing and we hope you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves at the Salterns in 2021!
Tom Wharmby - Commodore, 2021
Junior Committee 2021
Commodore: Tom Wharmby
Vice Commodore: Marcus Edwards and Ollie Baddeley
Rear Commodores Sailing: vacant
Junior Bosun: Samuel Pontefract
Junior Web Admin: Marcus Edwards
Junior Committee Members: Sammy Griffiths, Tyler Lightbody, Jack Stewart, Annabelle Vines, Ollie Vines, Mathilde Mathies, Ella Lightbody, Lola Mordaunt, Emily McStay, Maddie Wharmby, Lottie Vinycomb, Max Tait, Nia Mecklenburg, Harry Baddeley, Greta Lawrence, Oscar Robinson, Ellen Carnegie, Joe Bewick
Anyone wishing to join the JC should speak to one of the JC first to find out what it is about and then contact the Junior Liaison Officer to ask for an application form. This needs to be returned by end of October each year. There is a limit to the number who can be on the JC and the minimum age is normally 12 (year 8).