William John Bibby is Commodore of the Liverpool Bay Yacht Club, and Hon. Sec. of the Seabird, Seashell, Cariad, and Gael International One-Design Class Association.
He was born in 1874, being a son of William Bibby of Liverpool, and was educated at Liverpool. He entered the shipping business of Messrs. D. and C. Maclver, afterwards founding the two businesses of the Ditton Oil Mills, Ltd., and the British and Colonial Insulating Co., Ltd.
Since a boy he has taken the greatest interest in yachting and yacht-racing. He owned and raced the Leda, Violet, Brunette, (late Gladys II.), and Zinnia, a celebrated 18-footer. She was the first boat designed for the New Brighton 18-foot class, and she won the championship of that class. He also raced the Curlew, jointly owned by himself and Mr. W. Scott-Hayward, and won the championship of the Liverpool Bay Yacht Club (Seabird class, season 1906). He also owns the celebrated cutter Elaine, 7 tons.
Mr. Bibby founded the Liverpool Bay Sailing Club eleven years ago. He is now Commodore of the Yacht Club which has grown from the original club. It has 200 members and a tonnage of 1,300.
Clubs: Royal North of Ireland, British Motor Boat, West Lancashire, New Brighton, Mersey Sailing, Hoylake Sailing, and West Kirby Sailing.
Residence: 12, Esplanade, New Ferry, Cheshire.
Vessels: Leda; Violet; Brunette (late Gladys II); Zinnia; Curlew; Elaine