Board of Directors

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George Fisk
Commodore

George became a member in 1994 and now he’s a ‘Cruiser’ sailing Harmony. George has been on RYC’s Board as Director of Junior Sailing then as Membership Director, and now as Vice-Commodore. George loves this Club and has been pleased to meet many of our Members who have similarly strong feelings about this Club. George plans his best to grow and develop RYC into a place where Sailors and Power boaters work together and build a Club that is the envy of all the other Yacht Clubs in the Maritimes.

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Mike Dickie
Vice Commodore / Launch & Haul Director

Mike Dickie, with his wife Krista and their three children Matthew, Ryan, and Katherine, are very excited to be part of the Rothesay Yacht Club and look forward to improving upon this great club and your experience. “Splash” day and haul out are the cumulative result of a great deal of effort from everyone in the club. It is a day of great expectations sprinkled with a few moments of anxiety. Launch and haul days have gone very well in the past, and Mike looks forward to ensuring they are as smooth in the future. You will often Mike around the club or our boat, and if there is anything, he can do to make the Launch/ Haul out better, please give him a shout.

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Lori Davis
Membership Director

Lori is a native of Miramichi and has a long family history in the commercial fishing industry. Now living in Rothesay, she is an avid power boater spending most of her free time on the beautiful Kennebecasis River. Lori is new to the Board in the fall of 2019 as Membership Director, and she enjoys meeting and socializing with all of the Club members. In her free time outside of boating, Lori enjoys outdoor activities and travel with her spouse Chris and their children, Pierce and Charlotte.

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Macgregor Grant
Past Commodore

Macgregor grew up spending most of his time at the Rothesay Yacht Club. He was a participant in the first Learn to Sail program in 1967. Macgregor moved to NFLD and, upon his return ten years later,  taught sailing and eventually became the Learn to Sail Director, moving on to the Race Director; Vice Commodore and Commodore Positions on the board of Directors for RYC. Macgregor and his wife Valerie have been enjoying sailing on the River for the past 35 years and cannot think of a better place to live.

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Pieter Van Schaick

Treasurer

Raised in a fishing village in Cape Breton, Pieter has been on boats since age 5. At age 16, Pieter became a captain (small craft, minor waters) and took tourists out on the family tour boat to the Bird Islands. Three years ago, Pieter and his family moved back from the States to slow the pace down and raise their two young children, Cara & Schuyler (age 13). Pieter’ professional credentials include Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Chartered Business Valuation. 

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Philippe Doucet   Secretary

Philippe and his family, Natasha & daughter Livia, have been members at RYC since 2013.  Philippe grew up in Baie-Sainte-Anne, a small fishing community on the Northumberland Strait, and spent many years on family fishing boats and cruising on the Miramichi River. Now living in Quispamsis, Philippe is a power boater that enjoys spending quality time on the beautiful KV River relaxing with friends and family.  He looks forward to working with the Board of Directors and contributing to the betterment of the Club, while continuing to create lasting memories on this beautiful river. 

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David Iles
Berths, Docks & Harbour Director

Hi! My name is David Iles.

 

I emigrated to Canada at a young age and grew up in beautiful St Andrews by the Sea. I began sailing at a young age in the challenging tides of Passamaquoddy Bay. As a teenager I raced Lasers in the NB circuit and taught CYA Learn To Sail.

 

I moved to Rothesay in 1991 and work as a Radiologist at Horizon Health. I have always loved the water and have owned many river craft. I currently own a Bayliner 2455 Cuddy cruiser.

 

I am happy to belong to RYC and am pleased to volunteer on the Board.

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Barb Creamer

Director of Learn to Sail

With her husband Bob, Barb has four grown children and three grandchildren and have been members of the RYC for approximately ten years. Barb grew up sailing in Milledgeville in her family's day sailer and attended the RKYC sailing school in the 1970s. Barb is a retired school principal, having taught for 15 years at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels and administrator for 14 years. Barb believes that the sailing program teaches young people an amazing set of skills they can use throughout their lifetime and helps develop and nurture a love of our beautiful river.

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Dianne Taylor
Director of Communications

Dianne grew up in the Highlands of Scotland where she enjoyed success as a competitive highland dancer. A few years after graduating as a physiotherapist, she emigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto.

For 27 years Dianne skippered her Tanzer 22, participating in club races and day sailing with friends. In 2004 she was one of the crew of a C&C 27 who were the first all women crew to compete in the Lake Ontario 300 race, finishing in a respectable 4th place.

Dianne moved to Rothesay to be close to family and looks forward to working with this Board of Directors and meeting friendly folk who love boating.

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Peter Reynolds
Director at large

Peter has been a member at RYC since 2009, except for a brief stint living and boating in Boston and Rhode Island. Peter has been a past Sailing Director, and together with his spouse Paula Spicer have hosted many club social events. Professionally Peter is a Management Consultant, and under Peter's recent leadership as Commodore, the club has made significant improvements such as the new dock system, various club administrative changes, the online Quickbooks accounting system all designed to keep members' fees directed toward visible club enhancements.

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Rod Crowther

Director of Buildings and Grounds

Served As Chairperson For The Boy Scouts of Canada Area Council During 1982-1985.  Past Member of P.A.C. (Planning Advisory Commission) For The Village Of Fairvale (1992 - 1998).  Past Sailing Director of R.Y.C. Yacht Club (1999-2003.) Past Membership Director of Rothesay Yacht Club (2004-2006). Rod is the owner/manager of Kings Valley Consulting Ltd. Real Estate Agent with Re/Max for the past 42 Consecutive Years.  Rod also enjoys woodworking, sailing, playing bridge, reading & Computers..

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Greg Colpitts
Director at Large

Greg and his family (Odette Landry, Ryan (21), & Alison (13)) have been members of the RYC since returning to the area 20 years ago.  Greg's belief is there are few better ways of creating lasting memories with family and friends than shared experiences around the water.  As a lifelong mariner, both professionally and as a lifestyle, he wants to share his passion for all things boat and water with others who share his enthusiasm, and maybe even more so, with those who are interested in dipping their toes in the water of boating!  Greg has rejoined the RYC Board to work with others to create a safe and welcoming space in our community to enable those moments to surface and deepen.