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Vale Neil harbrow

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

join us sailing on wednesdays at cyc

If you would like to try sailing on Trinity Inlet, here’s your chance. Every Wednesday afternoon CYC members who own boats make them available to visitors to experience sailing.

The emphasis is on fun, but the racing is close. You don’t need experience, just a can-do attitude and a willingness to get involved.

The cost is only $25 for the afternoon. Just meet at the CYC Boat shed at the Marlin Marina at 12 noon.

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