Combining a love of boating with a love of Hobart, made joining the Board of the MYCT an easy decision. It all started with a short visit in 1988 – after a couple of weeks on the Apple Isle, the following year my wife and I made a decision to relocate from the mainland to Lindisfarne. I towed my ski boat down from NSW and joined the MYCT shortly after. Soon after that I sold my ski boat and purchased a Motor Sailor (Vera) and became a very active and supporting member, putting my hand up for every Time Trial or club event in the calendar (I managed to take home a few trophies too!).
Something I experienced from the very start was a welcoming community of boat owners, enthusiasts and friendly faces in the clubhouse. The MYCT community offers something money can’t buy – friendship, comradery and dedication to the Hobart boating scene. After 5 wonderful years and due to family circumstances, I relocated back to the mainland. During that time, I setup and ran a successful Interstate Transport business, owned a sheep station in Western QLD and became State Manager for a National Victorian owned Hydraulics Company.
But despite the distance, the view of the Derwent was always on my mind. After 25 years away and retired, I made the move south once again returning to Hobart in 2018 only to see the same faces I knew back in 1989 which is a testament to the strength of our community. Looking ahead into 2022 I am honoured & delighted to be a member of and actively support, one of Tasmania’s premier boating organisations.
Now I regularly enjoy my boat (Vespa) berthed on Arm 3 of the Marina.