A few months ago we cast a seafaring spotlight on the nautical prowess of our Installations Manager, Roger Buxton, a sailing veteran with over 35 years of experience and over 30 North Sea crossings under his lifebelt.
For the last three years Roger has held the esteemed position of Vice Commodore at Scarborough Yacht Club and we are pleased to report that he has now been promoted to Commodore! He joins an illustrious list of Commodores to take the rudder at this historic club, which was formed in 1895 by Albert Strange, an artist and eminent yacht designer of the time. Scarborough Yacht Club has been based at the iconic Scarborough Lighthouse building since 1952 and continues to thrive with a busy and competitive programme of racing and cruising.
Roger said: “It is an honour to hold the position of Commodore. I’m looking forward to maintaining the traditions and customs of the club, whilst developing it for future generations. The club is approaching the busy summertime period, when we race most weekends around the bay at Scarborough. Scarborough Yacht Club is always keen to recruit new members, so if anyone is interested in joining they are welcome to visit us at the clubhouse.”
Roger is pictured below on his current yacht, Valkyrie, which is the seventh boat that he has owned. Further information about Scarborough Yacht Club is available at www.syc.org.uk