Our Staff and Officers

The Ponsonby Cruising Club is run by a mixture of enthusiastic staff and even more enthusiastic volunteers. Any of them would be delighted to take your questions through the contact page or by turning up at the door.

Everyone is welcome and you’re bound to bump into one of these people, either in the office or upstairs at the bar!

Janet Watkins

Vice Commodore

Antony Collett

Rear Commodore

Katie Dalton


Communications and PR Manager

Stephanie Crawford


Diane Billing & Lindsay Edmonds

Club Captains


​​​​​​​Mullet Boat Committee

Kevin Gunn

Watchman Committee

Sarah Reynolds (Skiff)

Sailing Committee

Laura Lowther

Sailing School Head Coach

Dianne Telford

Office Manager (pt)
(09) 376 0245

Club Officers 2022 / 2023

President: Colin Sykes
Patron: Peter Montgomery MBE
Life Members: Kel Connelly, Dave Jackson, Michele Copeland, Ron Copeland, Clive Carter, Dave Nigh, Kevin Gunn, Janet Watkins
Commodore/Health and Safety Officer: Catherine Wenzel
Vice Commodore: Janet Watkins
Rear Commodore: Antony Collett
Secretary: Katie Dalton
Treasurer: Stephanie Crawford
Comms & PR Manager: Katie Dalton
Clubhouse Captain: Lindsay Edmonds & Diane Billing
Honorary Auditor: Brian McPhail
Honorary Solicitor: Harold Kidd & Hamish Ross
Management Committee: Catherine Wenzel, Janet Watkins, Antony Collett, Stephanie Crawford, Katie Dalton, Lindsay Edmonds/Diane Billing, Sarah Reynolds & Kevin Gunn.
Sailing Committee: Sarah Reynolds, David Brabant, Graham Andrew, Paul Stroobant & Janet W
House Committee: Lindsay Edmonds, Diane Billing, Christine Bird & Penelope Carroll
Watchman Committee: Kevin Gunn, Antony Collett, Rob Collins, Taka Hewett, Diane Billing, Andrew Beavis, Ali Broadbent.
Mullet Boat Committee: To be confirmed following the meeting of the Mullet Boats - June 30, 2022
AYBA Delegate: Graham Andrew
​​​​​​​L Class Measurer: To be confirmed

Mission Statement

To be a progressive, financially sound, high profile boating club reflecting our nautical heritage in attractive, secured, fully utilised premises at Westhaven. To providing quality rewarding training, sailing and social activities within a friendly atmosphere, competently run by voluntary and paid personnel.