We welcome Commodore Phil Arnall to the helm of Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. In the April Newsletter, the then Commodore Bruce Hansen announced his decision to step down at the next meeting of the Board. This has now occured and the Board has appointed Phil Arnall to fill the role of Commodore until standing for the position in the next Club elections, the results to be announced at the AGM. Bruce Hansen has served NCYC as a Director since its inception 1n 1993, first as the Rear Commodore before taking over from our Founding Commodore Paul Hannan on his retirement. To fill the vacated Director role, the Board has appointed Kym Butler who has indicated his intention to stand for this position at the coming election.