The Australian Sharpie is a highly competitive yet social class with a long history of attracting and developing champion sailors

Monday, March 28, 2011

Jim O'Grady


I had the pleasure of chatting with Sharpie legend Jim O’Grady this afternoon. He and Bob Sampson had been reminiscing about how good they used to be when the topic moved onto the Alan O’Grady Perpetual Trophy and it’s were abouts. Conclusion it must be lost as the Sharpie lads have a history of being louts and a compete lack of responsibility.

As usual Bob did some detective work, which was not hard as he knows I’m class President and bingo the Trophy is in my safe keeping and up to date with Peter Chappell’s name on the Trophy once more.  Once PC is back from the World 5oh’s I will try and arrange to represent the Trophy and post it on the Web.

For the past 5 or 6 years the Association Trophies have been house at MBSC. EFYC had a club heat on Saturday looks like Vern took the chocolates from a half a dozen starters. One would suggest he would have the trophy in his clutches again.

MBSC had three boats on the water for 4 short races. Alan Thomas guided Impact around for 3 wins and a 2nd. Great effort with a very sluggish Craig Mann in the bow.

This weekend is Club Heat 6 at MBSC. It is any ones guess who will win so get down and hit the water.

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