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1 March 2015 John Curnow

Action at the Nationals, Adelaide

"Action at the Nationals, Adelaide"

Photo by:
Kylie Wilson,

So yes, feeling the love, even if it is purely platonic... But it is better than having nothing on offer, eh?! Many thanks go to all of you who have come up, emailed or phoned to say how much you are enjoying the class and all the media that goes with it. Kylie and I are both humbled and delighted. It is a joy and pleasure...

The Sydney Fleet held two awesome regattas recently, which were in addition to all of their normal racing. It takes a lot to make it happen, so mentioning Richard and Jill Hammond, Roger and Lynne Gain, Sandy and Richard Lawson, Rene Chapman, Calvin Gardner, David Ritchard, Rob Weir for his terrific Maine Lobster Boat and that great man, Ian Kingsford Smith, is bound to mean someone is left out. Apologies if that is you, and please accept this note of genuine appreciation that also goes out to every other on or off water volunteer. The Harbour Pilots, ships' Masters and Ferry Skippers also deserve special mentions for all their efforts, too.

Adelaide held a tremendous Australian Championship and got all of the prescribed racing in, despite challenging Australian Summer conditions. Andrew Waterman, the Henshall family and the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron can be proud of great achievement. Everyone left having enjoyed the racing, had a ball ashore and loved the new clubhouse.

It is easy to love the Brisbane Fleet. What a bunch of charmers. John Warlow is stepping down at exactly the same time as his racing seems to be stepping right up! Go get 'em tiger. Elsewhere there is a full account of ever-expanding snowball that is the new, bigger, improved, and fantastic Brisbane Fleet. Well done to everyone there for grabbing the baton and really running with it. Determination is a marvellous thing and you are the picture in the proverbial dictionary under the word, 'statement'. Nice work...

Victoria and Western Australia have State Championships on, so good luck to all competitors and well done to all the people who make events like these come off.

Finally then, a round of applause is due to the tireless efforts of the Executive. Whether technical, administrative, financial or media related, the people in charge of your Class put in all year round, so thanks team, you are special.

Rock on,
John Curnow

Iconic Sydney

"Iconic Sydney"

Photo by:
Kylie Wilson,


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