Chris' Sailfish "Janus" and MacGregor Sailing Canoe.
Built in 1970 for owner by Mr Ray Collin of Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW Sailed in seven consecutive National Titles
Built in 1970 for owner by Mr Ray Collin of Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW
Sailed in seven consecutive National Titles from 1971/72.
Three times Australian Champion :
1975/76 - Narrabeen,NSW
1976/77 - Lake Learmonth, Vic
1977/78 - Toronto, Lake Macquarie, NSW.
Five times NSW Champion 1972/73 – 1976/77.
“Janus” was owner’s first boat and she has been greatly treasured. Boats of other classes have come and gone, but she will never be parted with.
Sailing Clubs : Blue Mountains Sailing Club, Wentworth Falls Lake, Blue Mountains, NSW and, subsequently -
Nepean Sailfish Sailing Club, Nepean River, Penrith, NSW.
Frequently sailed as visitor at Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club, Sydney, NSW.
Build - Klinki (Araucaria hunsteinii) marine ply for deck and bottom of hull,
- Western Red Cedar for keel, strongback, stringers, sides and nose-cap,
- Oregan (Douglas fir) for mast and boom,
- Meranti sheathed with fibreglass for centreboard and rudder.
Sail made by Jack Hamilton.
Hull stripped back to bare wood October 2016, then coated with Bote Cote epoxy. Deck finished with Aquacote Topcoat Clear Polyurethane, and bottom/sides finished with Aquacote Epoxy Undercoat and Aquacote Topcoat Red Polyurethane.
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