First Queenslander inducted into the 25 Hobarts Club

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  • By Jennifer Crooks
  • 14 Sep 2013 15:00:00
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Bob Thomas is the first Queenslander to be inducted into the '25 Hobarts' Club and was honoured together with Jim Holley and Steve Jarvin at the Quiet Little Drink last Friday evening, 13 September. Lindsay May was the 11th person to have completed 40 Hobarts and his name has been engraved onto the Huon Pine honour board.

Bob Thomas is the first Queenslander to be inducted into the '25 Hobarts' Club and was honoured together with Jim Holley and Steve Jarvin at the Quiet Little Drink last Friday evening, 13 September, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Thomas (Midnight Rambler), Holley (Aurora) and Jarvin (Wild Oats XI) all sailed their 25th Sydney Hobart race in 2012 and now join 98 sailors who have their name engraved on the beautiful Huon Pine Map of Tasmania honour board.

This board, together with the 10 and 15 honour boards for women hang in the Coasters Retreat at the CYCA.

Lindsay May was the eleventh person to have completed 40 Hobarts and his name has been engraved onto the 40 Hobarts Huon Pine honour board.

Ed Psaltis provided the citation for Bob Thomas, whilst Ralph Carlier provided the citation for Jim Holley with Steve ‘Mothy’ Jarvin and Lindsay May saying a few words each on their respective Hobart careers.

In his 25 Hobarts, Steve Jarvin has notched up a record 11 line honours victories, with Lindsay May having recorded three overall wins and one line honours win in his 40 Hobarts. May has not missed a Sydney Hobart since 1973.

A one minute silence was held at the beginning of the evening to honour QLD co-founder John Dawson who passed away last month as well as those who sailed their final voyage over the past 12 months.

Tony 'Glark' Cable was again convenor of the annual QLD with Peter Shipway handling duties at the microphone.  Other sailing identities present on the evening included David Kellett, John Brooks, Bill Psaltis, David Lawson, Dick Bearman, David Reid and John Sheridan.

The Breakfast Club once again stepped up to the bbq plate and provided attendees with wholesome steak and salad rolls.

Terry Wise, principal of Pacific Sailing School also donated a Safety at Sea Survival course which was auctioned off for $660 with the monies going to the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy.

By Jennifer Crooks

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