Thomas Malcolm Stone
Thomas Malcolm Stone has been involved with the annual Regatta for nearly 50 years. His rowing career began in 1950 and continued until 1969. He rowed in 23 races, most notably as stroke of the Patricians, one of the better crews of the 1950s. He holds a record of nine first place finishes (including the 1956 Championship), nine seconds, two thirds and two fourths.
In 1969, Tom capped off his rowing career by stroking the first ever crew to represent Newfoundland in the Canada Summer Games. They compiled the most aggregate points for a Newfoundland Team in those games.
But Tom wasn't finished with the Regatta. For the next 30 years, he was an active and influential member of the Regatta Committee. He served as president in 1980 and 1981, and has been captain or assistant captain of the course for 13 Regatta Days. He was one of the prime movers in establishing today's time trials' format. He helped form rowing in Newfoundland and arrange clinics which changed the style of fixed seat rowing, and he was responsible for purchasing five new sliding seat shells.
Tom Stone is known as a rower, a builder and a gentleman who has made many important contributions to the Royal St. John's Regatta.