Reflections on a Retiring Life Member

On 5 May, Jonathan Stone, one of DBSC’s beloved Life Members, announced his retirement from competitive sailing.  Jonathan has a record of 34 consecutive seasons of racing at our club – incredibly serving on the management committee for 33 of those. When Jonathan joined the club in the mid 1980s, most members were racing Herons, including Jonathan.  But after several seasons of racing these older designed boats (including competing at Nationals around the country), he joined the burgeoning Laser fleet, and was one of the proponents of making that class the mainstay of the club. He was a Club champion in both dinghy classes; when injury meant he could not stay in dinghies he raced in his Hood 23 (Time & Tide), winning the State titles in 2011, with Chris Bowling. He and Chris went on to sail DBSC’s first entry in the Sydney-Hobart fleet (in Illusion, a 34ft Davidson) in 2010, finishing a respectable

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