Committee: Meet The Team

Committed to the Cause

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Duncan Chalmers


Having joined the Club in 2009 I can be considered as a relative “Newcomer”, initially sailing and racing within the White sail fleet with my Bolero ¼ ton Ravels Bolero, I then moved over to the Piper OD Class where Talisker and I still frequent.
Having joined the Committee in 2014 I steadily moved through the Ranks to take on the Commodore roll in 2020, been an interesting period , however the “Club” is still as strong as ever and I look forward to the coming season where I would hope we can get out sailing and socialising as before.
Fair winds and a following tide to all.


Jim Mclean

Vice Commodore


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Scott Crossley


From a past life as a very serious mountain climber to the present day where Scott sails his Achilles 24 he has been a life long enthusiast of the great outdoors.  Scott races in the White Sails class and also often sails single-handed.  But don't be fooled he is also very organised and having recently retired he's got even more time to devote to his role as club secretary.  He's easily recognised, be sure to say hello.

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 Lorraine Whitton


I have been treasurer at HLSC since 2016 and been involved in the club for many years before that, supporting my husband and kids, who were all keen sailors – well some were more keen than others! I had a brief period of crewing on a Flying Fifteen although my main involvement has been in the kitchen making tea and taking money.

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Bill Aitchinson

Sailing Secretary

Famous for his well-chosen courses and precise instructions Bill has been sailing longer than most can recall.  His connections across the Clyde and beyond are invaluable.  From his Loch Long to his former boat Iota many will know Bill from on the water as well as the race box.

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Neil Towart

Cadet Officer

Neil was brought up through the sailing club. He represented Scotland and the UK in various dinghies in his youth. Has taught sailing in the UK and Mediterranean. He now directs his enthusiasm and passion to the clubs youth. We are very lucky to have him.

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Brian Tester

Boat Maintenance Officer

I am a retired Traffic Police Officer and Vehicle Technician. I joined HLSC in 2012, and have been responsible for the Rescue Boats since I joined. I have been a Committee member for around 8 years.   I like taking apart.....and sometimes successfully putting back together, mechanical bits and pieces. I enjoy seeing things well maintained and working, and have a passion for making sure our RIBs are in good working order.  My pet hate is those who abuse our equipment and can't be bothered to report safety related faults or breakages......we all break things accidentally....just tell someone,  so it can be fit for service for the next user.  Oh and I look after the starter canons for the club.

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Andrew Leech

Committee Member

Andrew is a well known local businessman, a practioner of the art of public speaking and debate, a fisherman and sailor.

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Chris Bowen

Committee Member


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David MacLagan

Committee Member


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Angus MacDonald

Committee Member


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Sallie Condy

Committee Member

Although I am a newish member to the committee, I joined HLSC, along with my husband in 2009.  He and my two sons have raced in various classes including Flying Fifteens and White Sails. I am a cruiser and enjoy pottering about the Clyde on our Etap28i with Mike and our miniature schnauzer.  The skills I bring to the committee come from my work, supporting and advising voluntary sector organisations in Glasgow.  I am one of those sad people who like to know that all the paperwork is in order! It's me working behind the scenes of Webcollect and lots of the website.