Winner: Hubert Tucker
In a career of over 50 years, Hubie Tucker has been a club member and a member of General Committees and Boards of the Glenelg, Royal Port Pire and Adelaide Sailing Clubs for 31 years.
Of those 31 years, 17 of them has been as a Flag officer either Rear, Vice or Commodore and a term as President.
Throughout these years Hubie has continued to sail regularly either as crew or skipper at his Club. He has competed in numerous State and National and International Championships.
During his time as Flag Officer he has been a member of various sub-committees of his Club such as the Sailing, House and Junior committee and those committees set up to manage numerous National titles and Masters Games committees conducted as well as several roles in race management for those championships. He has also served as PRO at some of these national titles conducted at his Club.
Since the advent of computer generated race results have been compiled Hubie has taken a leadership role in understanding and operating each system and mentoring those who help the in-putting of the necessary information. .
Hubie has provided valuable information for and tabulated donour details of the club’s many trophies ad prior to presentation nights ensured that the results are accurate and correctly allocated as well as providing the running sheets for a smooth and detailed presentation.
The Adelaide Sailing Club has continued a system of involving its Junior sailors in a programme of leadership development and planning and operating social and information programmes to develop and support young sailors through a Junior Committee. This has a Junior and Vice Commodore as its leaders. This was originally set up at the Glenelg sailing Club of which Hubie was the first Junior Commodore.
In the early 70’s Hubie spent the required time as a National Serviceman and had a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Hubie is a Club member through and through. His dedicated and loyal long service is well known by its Club members and thoroughly deserves recognition beyond his own Club.