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August 14, 2020

Hunters Hill Sailing Club Commodore Andrew Livermore

 

He is leading Hunters Hill Sailing Club through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what really sets Andrew Livermore apart as a Hunters Hill Hero is his cheerful and welcoming style of leadership.

As the club’s Commodore, Andrew plans and oversees the club’s racing and training activities.

The community club has active learn to sail and youth programs that include Sunday sailing days, holiday camps and, during COVID-19, regular Zoom sessions to cover sailing theory and fitness.

The club also runs twice-weekly programs with Hunters Hill High School.

“Andrew’s really led through a very difficult time,” Club President Chris Stannage said.

“Andrew has cheerfully and willing taken on the leadership of all sailing activities at Hunters Hill Sailing Club.

“He has been particularly diligent in upgrading our safety systems and processes across all elements of club operations, and has provided a cheerful and welcoming style of leadership for the club.

“He has steered us through COVID-19 to-date by being on top of the health orders and practical application of them, and this has enabled the club to provide a safe environment for our junior and youth sailors and their families.

“It’s meant we’ve been able to re-shape our activities but do it in an organised and safe fashion.

“He’s just a lovely guy to have around and he just goes that extra yard.”

Andrew is in his third season as Commodore, but got involved about eight years ago when his son Nicolas started in the learn to sail program. Nicolas is now one of the instructors.

Daughter Ellen is a sailor too after seeing her dad down at the club on many a weekend, and Andrew’s other son William and wife Rosemary are also involved in the club.

“I think the main thing that I enjoy being involved in the club is walking in there, I can see all the work that previous parents and volunteers have done to establish the club,” Andrew said.

“It’s very rewarding in opportunities that we have created for the kids in the learn to sail program and for the teenagers who have stayed and flocked to the club in the past couple of years.”

Andrew said the club’s great location, great coaches and parents investing time in the programs were a key part of its success.

On being named a Hunters Hill Hero Andrew said he never started out doing what he does for recognition.

“It’s more based around being involved with my children and out of that the benefits of that are to meet other great families in the area,” he said.

“It’s a really nice feeling to be nominated but I see it as being part of the great Hunters Hill community.

“This is my way of contributing.”

 

Help us to shine a light on other unsung Hunters Hill Heroes by nominating your hero today.

Please note that nominations for Hunters Hill Heroes will be considered for Citizen of the Year awards.

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