What was your first thought when the Assembly elected you as the new Commodore?
Being appointed to this office was quite simply a great honour. I felt a great sense of responsibility towards our Members and the Board of Directors, and naturally an obligation towards His Highness the Aga Khan, Princess Zahra and the entire Aga Khan family to do a good job and help guide our wonderful yacht club into the future. With great humility, I felt I had to offer my contribution to the YCCS to continue on its course and look to the future.
In addition to ensuring the necessary continuity for the club, what elements will you focus on during your term of office?
Before answering, I would like to highlight the incredible history of the YCCS, which, thanks to the Commodores who have preceded me, has become an international point of reference. This has to be acknowledged. Today we are particularly interested in the development of sporting activities involving Members, and specifically Junior Members. The new Young Azzurra project which we have just launched reflects this approach. In addition, we need to become a welcoming club for yachties.