Peter (Alfie) Jacobson

10th November 2021

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a true gentleman and one of the founding members of South Lake Macquarie Amateur Sailing Club, Peter Jacobson, who was affectionately known as Alfie. Alfie was a big character known for his humour and wonderful story-telling, and could often be found holding court on the club's veranda on sailing days. Alfie's contribution to the club is legendary. He was instrumental in building the original clubhouse and was an active volunteer for an astounding 73 years. He was a club captain and course setter for many years and enjoyed meeting people who would come into the area for state and national sailing titles. Alfie became a life member of the club in 1983 and also received Life Membership of the Federal Council of the VJ Association for services to VJ sailing in Australia. One of his favourite quotes was: "Men are all created equal but at the windward mark some are more equal than others". Alfie was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and I extend my condolences to his wife Marlene and children Wendy, Dale and Susan. He will be dearly missed.

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