Board of Directors
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.
Vice Commodore / Buildings and Grounds
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.
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.
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.
Pieter Van Schaick
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.
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.
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.
Director of Learn to Sail
Dick with his wife Kim, and their 2 children Ella and Ross have been members of the RYC for approximately 10 years and are fortunate to have made many friends at the club. Dick is a CPA and business owner originally from Moncton and moved to Saint John in the early 90’s. Both Dick and Kim have been avid boaters all their lives and were fortunate enough to put themselves through university working on the Inshore Rescue Boat stationed at Harding’s Point. Dick is the new Learn to Sail Director and looks forward to carrying on the legacy.
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.
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.
Director at Large
Csaba was born and raised in Saint John and has lived in Rothesay since 1984 when he married his wife Judie. They have three adult children (Drew, Szeren and Ethan).
Csaba was very active in local sports, playing in numerous local, provincial, Atlantic and national championships primarily in hockey and baseball. He has also coached several basketball, baseball, lacrosse and hockey teams, served for several years on the board of KV Minor Hockey and is a former President of the Southern New Brunswick Minor Hockey League.
He has a strong passion for the water and loves to be on or near it as it provides incredible peace and happiness. As poet W. H. Auden wrote, “Water is the soul of the Earth.”
Csaba has had a successful career in media and currently owns an innovative live webcasting company - AO Live. When he’s not boating, he’s busy showcasing Canadian amateur athletes, entertainers and events to the rest of the world.
He is honoured to be a member of the RYC board and looks forward to serving the members and contributing to ensuring a positive and welcoming experience for all.
Look for Malu (the Golden Doodle) around RYC and you will find Csaba close by. :-)
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.