Chipping Norton Yacht Club Current Committee


Commodore & Secretary 


  • Started sailing aged 10 and continued ever since, predominantly dinghy racing – Scorpion, Fireballs, 5o5s & RS400s. Big boat racing helming Swans.
  • Owned a 24’ Broads racer circa 1906, Cornish Shrimper, Feeling 306, a Red Fox and currently a Sun Odyssey 349 based in Plymouth.
  • Committee member of AYC and DWSC.
  • Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster

Non-Sailing life

  • Automotive Engineering for 43 years.
  • Now semi-retired but started a picture framing business.


Rear Commodore (Speakers Organiser)


  • Enjoy navigating the waters of the Solway Firth, and Greece when I yearn for more sun and less mud
  • Own a 16′ Willow Bay Shilling and a 32′ gaff-rigged trehantiri (τρεχαντήρι), a traditional Greek type)
  • Have finally finished building and launched an Iain Oughtred Haiku

Non-Sailing life

  • Designer/maker of furniture (see Waywood)

Peter Miller2

Rear Commodore (Treasurer)


  • Mostly on Lake Ontario, Canada with a few cruises in the Caribbean
  • Owned a CS 30 which I raced in club races at Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club and in open races on Lake Ontario until 15 years ago
  • Happily, CNYC now provides me surrogate sailing experience

Non-Sailing Life

  • 10 years a GP in the UK and Canada
  • Followed this with career as medical director at several life and health insurance companies in Canada, US, Switzerland and the UK


Rear Commodore


  • East Coast, Caribbean, Portugal, latterly mostly Netherlands (belong to Dutch club and keep boat there);
  • Owned a Macwester, a Fairey Atalanta, a Winkle Brig gaffer a composite (strip-plank epoxy) Selway Fisher Beaumaris 24 lug yawl, and now a Yarmouth 23 gaffer;
  • Interested in traditional rigs and their tweaking and handling;
  • Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster

Non-Sailing Life

  • Engineering, IT and finance
  • Escaped corporate life with retirement from Shell International, after several public and private sector jobs.


Clive Keeble

Rear Commodore (Marketing)


  • Started sailing in my teens crewing on a GP14, then moved on to lasers.
  • Took a year off work to sail from Rainham in Kent to Malta via the French canal system in a 21’ Van der Stat sloop called Spurn.
  • Took part in a Fastnet Challenge sailing the race course in October. Gales on the way out and a storm on the way back made for interesting sailing! Raised over £6,000 for a local hospice in the process.
  • Now chartering when we can in the Med and BVI.

Non-sailing Life

  • Retired Business and Marketing consultant.
  • Currently serving as a school governor.
  • Keen golfer.



Rear Commodore (Webmaster)


  • Started sailing as a young man crewing for a friend on their racing yacht tearing around Sydney Harbour.
  • Returned to UK but didn't sail again for 30 years. Crewed for another friend a few times and caught the bug again. Bought a third share in a 37' Bavaria.
  • Been sailing around Europe and mainly UK south coast since.

Non-Sailing life

  • Retired Graphic Designer.
  • Rarely stop drawing or painting.