Club Captain 1976-78
Bruce originally joined North Cottesloe and transferred to Trigg in 1965 when his parents moved house, taking a strong interest in boats.
Very fit and with an uncompromising approach he set goals, both as Club Captain, to Patrols, and to putting together a cohesive Boat Crew. The principle of these goals was to win Gold in Open Boats at the Australian Championships. That he achieved this at Kurrawa in 1984 is forever recorded in the annals of the Club’s history. This crew was the first outside of the east coast to achieve this.
The crew of Ken Foster, Darren Mills, Rod Bennett and John Fraurud continued as part of the Australian Trans Tasman Test team which won Gold in New Zealand the following year. In 1986, with Robbie Somerford replacing Darren Mills, the team competed with honour in the famous George Bass Marathon.
He was awarded Life Membership in 1985, was honoured with induction into the SLSWA Hall of Fame in 1996.