Graham Randell - 1983
Graham’s major achievement was as Club Treasurer when the Club was in very poor circumstances. Graham conducted successful negotiations with the Banks, exerted good financial discipline and brought the Club back to a sound financial condition.
Graham was not a keen sailor but was inveigled onto his son Rob’s Pacer as crew on several occasions. His pet hate was the spinnaker.
Graham’s main activity around the Club was selling beer tickets for the bar as the Club was not licenced to sell liquor, only to store members' own liquor.
Dr Richard (Dick) Colahan 1976
Dick Colahan, introduced the concept of Sabot Week to run alongside the National Championship programme and was a wonderful coach and mentor for many aspiring sailors. The intent was to give children of members an opportunity to experience sailing and to provide an entry into the Cadet group and later to graduate into the Intermediate class.
Dick taught his children, Rosie, Anne, Sally and Peter to sail in Sabots at Frankston Yacht Club. He built the first plywood boat in the lounge room and the next on an enclosed verandah.
Carl Thurkle 1969
Carl was a Club Captain of Par Excellence. He was a fountain of knowledge on just about every topic, be it rules, protocol, or contacts into the VYC (Victorian Yachting Council, the predecessor of YV) He did not sail himself but was quite at home on the water if needed.
Leigh Gloury 1976
Leigh was a foundation Member of the Club. One of his early boats was a Sharpie. Later he Sailed “Touche” a well-known Yvonne in State and National clubs and fleets.
He was a Commodore twice and always maintained a strong interest in the Club.
One of his major achievements was as an actor in the film “On the Beach” which was filmed partly in the Frankston/Davies Bay area. His role was that of a sailor of a boat that capsized. Leigh was the stand-in who went for the swim.