Lord Brabazon of Tara DL – former Minister of State for Transport, Deputy Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight; Trustee and former Commodore of BSC.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE, RD – eminent yachtsman and author.
Christopher Bland – Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight 1995-2006 and Freeman of the Island; founder of Hovertravel and Hoverwork and Director for 45 years; Director of Red Funnel for 20 years.
Jeremy Gully (Chairman) – former Senior Partner of Gully Howard Chartered Surveyors; ex commercial fisherman; Chairman, Bembridge Houseboats Association; recreational fisherman and sailor.
Chris Attrill – Director of the H Attrill & Sons (IW) Ltd boatyard, whose family has for generations been boat building in the Harbour. A member of the Ocean Cruising Club.
Felix Hetherington – Solicitor (non-practicing); former Chairman of Cowes Waterfront Trust (owners of Cowes Yacht Haven) and the Classic Boat Museum; formerly Chairman of Cowes Harbour Commission; formerly Chief Executive of Isle of Wight Council; Trustee and past Commodore of Brading Haven Yacht Club (BHYC).
Michael MacInnes – past Chairman of BHT; Chartered Accountant; formerly Chairman of Moore Stephens International; former Commodore of Bembridge Sailing Club (BSC).
John Raymond – past Captain of the Bembridge Illusion Class and regular Illusion and Redwing sailor.
Arthur Robinson – founder of Bembridge Marine; formerly with Harbour Engineering, former Chairman of Bembridge Parish Council; Chairman of St Helens and Bembridge Harbour Working Group on the Eastern Yar Strategy.
Sara Smith – a Bembridge resident and active sailor of Scows, Swans and Cruisers from the Harbour. Family have long association with BHYC and the local community. Sits on the Sailing Committee at BHYC and has been very involved with club training over the years. Her son, Ben operates Tackt-Isle Adventures, the Harbour-based activity centre, which uses the Harbour extensively
There were 181 founder members, each of whom contributed £500 to the charity.
The Trust welcomes further members.
The Trust plans to introduce a Friends group in the near future.