Flag Officers

Stromness SC is run by a group of dedicated Flag Officers and Members and is well supported by others both on and off the water. Details of the current flag officers are given below.

Commodore:  James Burgon

James first raced boats with Stromness SC in the seventies with his Dad and then when he returned to Orkney in the nineties he got himself a Snipe and has been involved ever since. He is a lecturer at the local nautical school which is part of Orkney College and is an RYA powerboat and dinghy instructor amongst other things. He has managed to get to sail various boats over the years from windsurfers to a volvo open 70 and an ex Americas cup contender.


Vice Commodore - Mark Taylor

Mark has been an active and enthusiastic member of Stromness SC for many years and is the Club's Senior Dinghy Instructor and Child Protection Officer. 

He was the main driving force behind the Club's successful mission to obtain sponsorship to train instructors, improve the Club's Topper fleet and purchase new RS Feva training dinghies and a new support RIB.






Secretary:secretary mike grainger  Iso Tipler

Iso has been a member of Stromness SC since 2004 and is currently Secretary, Membership Secretary and the regular race starter. She used to sail regularly many years ago, most recently as skipper of a Miracle dinghy, but has now become a permanent land-lubber. 





treasurer malcolm tiplerTreasurer:  Malcolm Tipler

After nearly 30 years sailing GP14s south of the border, Malcolm is a regular sailor of his Snipe, Go Quickly Red, in Orkney. He is a former Dinghy Instructor and has experience with sailing yachts.




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