18 July, 2022

Club saddened by member’s passing

MEMBERS of the Tinaroo Sailing Club have expressed condolences in the wake of an incident on the Peninsula Development Road on Thursday which claimed the life of club member and ex-commodore, Michael (Mike) Formosa.

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Mike and his wife Leeanne first joined the Tinaroo Sailing Club in April of 2015 and just within a few months of joining, Mike generously put his hand up to become vice commodore. 

He held the position for two years until he become commodore for the 2017/2018 season. 

“Mike was always willing to help out at the club, whether it be to do the results, help build a retaining wall, assist with updating the constitution, mapping of underwater hazards on the lake or to help at every working bee,” Tinaroo Sailing Club commodore Roger Wadley said. 

“In his time as commodore, Mike was instrumental in organising the donation of the club’s inflatable sailing buoys and they are still integral to our sailing races today. 

“Mike and his wife Leeanne were club champions in 2016 in the Catamaran fleet sailing their Nacra 5 ‘Ruby’. 

“Mike was always a generous man and he will be missed at the club – my thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

“Fair winds Mike, you will be fondly remembered by us all.”


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