MEET THE CREW

Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club has a dedicated crew involved in steering the Club into the future.
​​​​​​​Meet them below to find why they are involved and what they do around the Club.

RICK MARTIN

Commodore

Rick is a Life Member of EBYMBC and has had a long relationship with the Club.  He has sailed many boats during his sailing career and currently races his Paper Tiger and 

As Commodore, Rick is ultimately the skipper and is responsible for the overall organisation and management. 

You can contact Rick via commodore@ebymbc.org.nz

PHIL WILLIAMS

Vice Commodore

Phil is another one who has had a long relationship with the Club, having lived his early years across the road before being taught to sail in a P Class here in front of the clubhouse.

As Vice Commodore, Phil is in charge of the sailing activities at the Club and you will find him on the water helping run events whenever something is on.

You can contact Phil via vicecommodore@ebymbc.org.nz

JANE THOMASSEN

Rear Commodore

Jane has been involved with the Club for nearly thirty years.  She began sailing as a crew on a Laser 2 with her husband Remy which is always a solid test of a relationship. Jane now sails a Paper Tiger, and has been crowned Women's National Champion multiple times.

As Rear Commodore, Jane has responsibility for the operation of the Clubhouse and land based social events including the bar. 

You can contact Jane via commodore@ebymbc.org.nz

PETER MAHERIDIS

Club Captain & Slipway Manager

Peter has caught the sailing bug later in life, but is making up for lost time with his heavy involvement in the Club. He currently owns and races (at every oppourtunity) a Raven 26 keelboat.

As Slipway Manager, Peter is responsible for the management and operation of the Club's slipway and hardstand area.

You can contact Peter via slipway@ebymbc.org.nz

DAVIN MURDOCH

Sailing Academy Officer

Davin is a keen sailor and Yachting NZ qualified Coach. When he's not running Adult Learn to Sail, he can often be found at Evans Bay on a windsurfer, in various dinghies, or his Trailer Yacht ​​​​​​​Liquid Asset.

As Sailing Academy Officer, Davin has responsibility for the Evans Bay Learn to Sail Programme, including the coaches and Academy sailing fleet.  

You can contact Davin via evansbayacademy@gmail.com

DAVID NALDER

Junior & Youth Co-ordinator

David is a dedicated sailing dad who is a Yachting New Zealand qualified Learn to Sail and Learn to Race Coach as well as a keen sailor himself. He has a trailer yacht that he loves to get out on the water and enjoy.

As Junior & Youth Co-ordinator, David does an amzaing job organising all junior and youth activities here at the Club.

You can contact David via rearcommodore@ebymbc.org.nz​​​​​​​

RYAN LEATHAM

General Manager

Ryan, or "Rowdy" as he is known to everyone around here, has spent his life in yacht clubs. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he decided the corporate life wasn't for him and started down the coaching path before moving into yachting administration.

As General Manager, Rowdy is responsible for the overall operation and financial sustainability of the Club.

You can contact Ryan via gm@ebymbc.org.nz

JACKIE THRUSSEL

Bar Manager

Jackie doesn't like boats or going on the water. This is a great thing for EBYMBC, as she is our Bar Manager and looks after everyone on shore once they have had their fun in the sun (and on the water).

As Bar Manager, Jackie is responsible for the bar operation and keep the smiles on everyones face when they are relaxing and reliving a great day.

You can contact Jackie via bar@ebymbc.org.nz