Elected Life Member 1960
“…strength, stamina, and mental toughness…”
A champion boatman of the 50′s ‘Wonk’ Somerford served as Club Captain for an unequalled eleven seasons from 1954-5 through to 1964-5, followed by five years as President.
As well as winning many State titles in Surf Boats and March Past, Wonk was a nine time winner of the club Marathon, the event which now bears his name.
He was elected a State Life Member in 1975.