Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club

26 Feb 2020 speech

Ms FLINT (Boothby—Government Whip) (13:34): The centenary year celebrations are continuing at the Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club. On Sunday 2 February the club launched the book Gold on Black, celebrating
100 years, and I'm proud to be wearing gold on black today. I was delighted to address the many members who gathered for the book launch and to recognise the dedicated efforts of the club's book committee, who worked together for over a year to publish Gold on Black. Special thanks to the book committee members, Peter Gold, former commodore and life member; Jim Blake, former commodore and life member; Phil Scapens, rear commodore, who not only worked on the book but also emceed the book launch; and John Gratton and Rex Hunter, long-term club members.


Celebrations continued on 8 and 9 February with the centenary regatta that started from the jetty just as it did 100 years ago. Sincere congratulations to all at the club who have worked so hard to coordinate these activities, including Commodore Lisa Brock, Past Commodore Rob Turton, Vice Commodore Peter Woolman, Rear Commodore Phil Scapens and their committee members. I want to once again pay tribute to Commodore Lisa Brock, who has been a trailblazer for women in the club and last year became the first ever female commodore.

The Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club has sailed into its 100th year stronger than ever. This is testament to the many hardworking volunteers who maintain the club itself and support the members; the men, women and families who sail and support the club; and our local community who support the club, restaurant and bar. Thank you and congratulations to you all.