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OLDIES DAY 24 AUG 2019

Posted by Terry Smith on September 17, 2019 at 9:50 PM

The Oldies Day was well attended with an especially good roll-up from Mawson Lakes Model Yacht Club. There was no formal racing as such, just a general sail around,goggle at each others' boats and jibbering.

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There were the usual mishaps. President Dean Bonnett  came all the way from Mawson Lakes with his gaff rigged schooner - less the keel. He made up for this by setting sail in his gaff rigged ML45 which popped a hatch and sank over near the island over by 'Bob's Buoy'. We were unable to locate it from the dinghy and Dean stripped off and went for a wade to find it. Eventually it was found in nipple-deep water, just where John Lykke kept saying that it was. Dean finally displayed the 'meat and two veg' as he dried off and tried to restore the blood flow to the extremities. Come to Paris Creek, we have all the entertainment.

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Don Turnbull, ex Parks and Wildlife, showed up with an EC12 that he was given. This is the first one of these that I have seen in the flesh. It is a lovely shaped hull but somewhat smaller than I expected. Don was having a sail of m A Class when my jib swivel fitting decided to do its' own thing and dropped the mast into the drink. It was nothing that Don did, just something that I had on my list of 'I had better check this out sometime'. Sometime became now.

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Commodore Tony White from the South Australian Radio Yacht Club paraded his chopped strand fiber-glass Marblehead. How many chopped strand boats are still left around the place. Not many is my guess.

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John Polnitz has been modelling and sailing model yachts since.....forever. He arrived with a scratch built model of the ship that his family sailed in to South Australia in the 1800s. That ship was square rigged but John opted to rig the model as a gaff schooner for simplicity. This boat got the "Commodore's Choice' trophy. I couldn't take my eyes off of it. It is a truly beautiful craft presented by a master model maker. The detail on the rigging of the masts was amazing. Thank you for coming John, and thank you for bringing that magnificent craft.

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Brian Moir also made his way up from the deep South. Cheers, Brian.

 

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Mawson Lakes will host the next Oldies Day on the first Saturday in December. I urge everyone to support Mawson Lakes, just as they have supported us, and come along even if you don't have an Oldie. It is a great venue for a family day out and some of us need to broaden our horizons.

Categories: 2019, General

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