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A post by CYC Life Member Bob Cleland
The recent anniversary of the passing of my close and much admired sailing mate Neil, some 15 years ago now, brought to mind some of the many similarly notable and well respected Cairns Yacht Club sailing members who have also passed away during the last 20 or so years.
All of the yachtsmen (though not a complete list) did so much to raise the yacht racing profile of the club during their time with us, so I would like to take the opportunity to record their names (in no particular order) as a tribute to each of them.
Clive Muir (Gunga Din/Duplex/Farrocious)
Gary Dunne (Hot Bubbles/Hot Bubbles 2)
Rob & Peter Leitner (Mazza Mazza/Gotcha/Gotcha Covered)
Lindsay Joice & Ross Edwards (Sundowner/Summerwind)
John Jamieson (Southern Hustler)
John O’Dell (Sailmaker/Sailmaker 2/Grizzly Adams/Roaring XXXX)
Stafford Steer (Krakatoa/Spirit of Cairns)
Steve Smith (Golden Era/Argent en Plastique)
Jim Clark (Waratah/Moving On)
Mike Krivohlavy (Gray Whale)
Stan Elfstrom (Slepjner/Cindalee)
Vic Wilmott (Storm Bill)
Steve Westley (Monique)
Nick Rose & Wayne Brewer (O What a Beautiful J)
Ron Thiele (Chimera)
Lance Gane (Star Ferry)
Ted Manning(Beware of the Dog)
David Kelly (Wilparina)
Norm Barnes (5 foot 7 and a half)
May they Rest In Peace
Get your crew together for 2 days of racing in the CYC Commodore’s Cup this weekend.
The Tackers program for junior sailors kicks off again this Friday 10th July 2-6pm with a free event, then from 17th July for a 10 week Term 3 program For Tackers 1 & 2.
Off the beach sailing takes place at CYC Ellis Beach this Sunday, see our facebook page for more info.
Yachts & multihulls will take part in a fun stern chase this Sunday 12th July, 12 noon briefing at the boatshed for a 12:30 start. Followed by our 112 year Anniversary Race on 19th July, briefing at 9 at the boatshed for a 9:30 start.
Sailability has some new boats arriving very soon, and are hoping to resume sailing activities in late August.
WAGS will be back on again from Wed 15th July. Wednesday Afternoon Go Sailing is a chance for visitors to join our local sailors for an afternoon out on Trinity Inlet. Meet at the boatshed at 12 noon.