With the purchase of the new committee boat, an Arvor 215AS, we needed a name for it. To this end, the management committee formed a sub-committee, comprising: the current Commodore, Luke Parker; Patron and current Big Boat Representative, Jonathon Stone; and, Commodore Emeritus, Mark Bethwaite AM.
While the current fleet, comprising the “Dene Bergman” and “Paul Adam”, follow the tradition of naming club boats after distinguished life members of the club, there was a slight change to the naming tradition with the new boat, as explained by our sub-committee of eminent persons:
The name Jazzman is a salute to DBSC's last President, Don Roach. Don was many things - an All-Australian left-foot flanker with over 200 matches played for West Adelaide and Hawthorn, a gifted football administrator, and a major leader in the growth and success of this Club, in the years from 1984 to his death in 2011. He was also a gifted amateur musician. He raced Lasers with the Club for over 20 years, and always called his Laser Jazzman.
Our Jazzman will be arriving at DBSC in about a week or two. The formal christening of Jazzman is scheduled for 6 September, the Season opening when we will hold the first heats of the ClubChampionship.